Twelfth Night

Performance dates:

Friday, June 16 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, June 17 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, June 18 @ 7:30pm

Thursday, June 22 @ 7:30pm
Friday, June 23 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, June 24 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, June 25 @ 7:30pm

Thursday, June 29 @ 7:30pm
Friday, June 30 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, July 1st @ 6:30pm*
Sunday, July 2nd @ 7:30pm


*Showtime change in coordination with Iowa City fireworks.

Creative Team

Director – Adam Knight
Scenic Designer – Shawn Ketchum Johnson
Costume Designer – Abigail Mansfield Coleman
Lighting Designer – Lauren Duffie
Stage Manager – Melissa L.F. Turner*
Music Coordinator – Anna Novak
Intimacy Director – Carrie Pozdol
Verse & Speech Coach – Saffron Henke*
Fight Choreographer – K. Michael Moore
Props Master – Stephen Polchert
Assistant Director – Kathleen Johnson
Assistant Stage Managers – Meenakshi K.N., Sophie Young
Board Operator – Hannah Green


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


The Festival Stage in Lower City Park (City Park Road)

Food and Drink

Soft drinks and adult beverages are available for purchase at our concessions booth! We also offer ice cream bars, popsicles, light snacks and street food provided by Iowa City’s favorite Oasis!

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Adam Knight
Sponsored by ImOn Communications

June 16 – July 2, 2023 at Lower City Park
All shows free – no ticket reservation required

Synopsis: After losing her twin brother in a shipwreck, Viola washes onto the shores of Illyria: a idyllic dukedom full of revelry and music. Viola hatches a plan to survive on her own, disguising herself as a young gentleman in the court of Duke Orsino. Soon she is caught up in a storm of romance, antics, revenge, and mistaken identity. Shakespeare’s classic play, populated by a raucous band of Illyrians in a resort paradise, will make this a summer you’ll never forget.


Olivia K. Foster – Viola
Sarah Gazdowicz – Malvolia
Saffron Henke*  – Olivia
Monté J. Howell* – Duke Orsino
HwaYoun Kang – Fabia/Curio
Robert Kemp – Feste
Jacob Kostiv – Valentine/Priest/Officer
Orlando Lopez – Sebastian
K. Michael Moore – Antonio/Sea Captain
Bob Mussett – Sir Andrew Aguecheek
Anna Novak – Maria
Aaron Stonerook* – Sir Toby Belch
Christina Sullivan – Attendant/First Officer


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


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Masks are optional at performances at Lower City Park.

Questions? Please contact the Riverside Theatre Box Office at or call us at (319) 259-7099 during box office hours. We’re open Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am – 2pm, and Thursday and Friday from 12:30pm – 5:30pm.