Shakespeare — with a twist!

Are you a theatre-lover? Shakespeare fanatic? Or just enjoy the arts?

Then you won’t want to miss this week’s episode of Arts on Air.

UBC professor and director Stephen Heatley joins Ira in the studio — just days before the opening night of Theatre at UBC’s adaptation of Twelfth Night.

But, as Heatley explains, it’s not your typical Shakespeare production.

The play is set in modern-day New Orleans during Mardi-Gras, putting a unique spin to this Shakespeare classic.

Director Stephen Heatley in the studio with Ira days before opening night.

Director Stephen Heatley in the studio with Ira days before opening night.

On air, Heatley talks us through the process of directing the otherwise student-run play – from choosing the cast, to last-minute changes during the final rehearsals.  He also discusses his personal history with the theatre, and the dangers of being a director.

The play runs from September 25 to October 11 at UBC’s Frederic Wood Theatre. 

To learn more, tune in live on CiTR 101.9 FM tonight at 6 p.m. or check back here for the podcast.

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