Knox Theatre Presents Shakespeare’s Comedy “Twelfth Night”

Knox Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Twelfth Night” at 7:30 p.m., nightly from Wednesday, February 22 through Saturday, February 25, in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens and Knox College alumni; and free to all Knox students, faculty and staff. Tickets are available at the door one hour before each performance, or by making advance reservations at 309-341-7472.
The classic Shakespeare comedy, directed by Elizabeth Carlin-Metz (theatre) features disguised and mistaken identities, romantic triangles, and mischievous pranks, combined with a poignant story of the pursuit of love. Shakespeare set the play in Illyria, a region across the Adriatic Sea from eastern Italy. Carlin-Metz has located the Knox production in a festive Jazz Age and carnival atmosphere of Italy in the 1920s.
Original music for the show was composed by Sam Brownson ’12 who also is the play’s musical director and leader of the stage musicians. All dances were choreographed by Kyla Tully ’13.

Robin Wright, Stellyes Lecture, Feb. 28

Stellyes Distinguished Lecture in Global Affairs 7:30 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall — Robin Wright, acclaimed foreign correspondent and television commentator, has witnessed the birth, rise, and globalization of Islamic militancy for almost four decades. Her lecture, “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World,” will look at the struggle within the Muslim world, where a growing movement defies and challenges extremism. The lecture will be broadcast live via Livestream.

A book signing will follow the lecture.

Pubcrawl Fundraiser for Community Kitchen, Feb. 25

On Saturday Feb. 25, there will be a Mardi Gras Pubcrawl to raise money for the Knox Prairie Community Kitchen. The pubcrawl begins at 6 p.m. at Cherry Street, then travel at 7p.m. to Buddes Bar, then at 8 p.m. to The Seminary Street Pub and then at 9 p.m. at McGillacuddy’s. Each location will donate a percentage of the sales to the KPCK. There will be guest bartenders at some locations, various prizes, chances at 50/50 drawings, musical guests, and fantastic costumes along the way.  Costumes are optional but encouraged and will be judged silently throughout the evening with overall winners announced and awarded at McGillacudy’s. All proceeds go to the KPCK in support of their Mission: to serve nutritious food with dignity, respect, and compassion to our neighbors regardless of situation, background, or ability to pay. We seek to strengthen our community by sharing meals with our neighbors and engaging in outreach and educational activities related to hunger, food insecurity, and food policy.  For more info contact John Hunigan at (309) 342-3005