Cal State San Bernardino’s Department of Theatre Arts will kick off the 2019-20 season of performances of Somewhere Between Fantasy and Reality series on Friday, Nov. 15, with a contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s classic “Twelfth Night or What You Will,” directed by Terry Donovan Smith.

The story begins with a violent storm that has left twins Viola and Sebastian shipwrecked off the coast of the kingdom of Illyria. Thinking her brother lost, Viola disguises herself as a man named Cesario and finds herself not only in the employ of Orsino, the Duke of Illyria, but also at the center of a complicated love triangle. As Orsino commands Viola to help him win Lady Olivia’s heart, Viola begins to fall for the Duke, as Lady Olivia begins falling for the disguised Viola. Complicating matters further, Sebastian arrives in Illyria and is quickly mistaken for the disguised Viola, also attracting the attention of Olivia.

CSUSB’s version of “Twelfth Night,” is set in the early 1990s and is loaded with the music of the era.

“The Twelfth Night” will play on the Ronald E. Barnes Theatre stage at the CSUSB campus on Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. and on Nov. 17, 23 and 24 at 2 p.m.

Individual and season tickets can be purchased from the CSUSB Theatre Arts Box Office, or online at Subscriptions range from $20 to $50, with individual tickets at $6 for students and children under 17; $12 for faculty, staff, senior citizens and military; $15 for adults. Parking at CSUSB is $6 Monday-Friday and $3 on the weekend, but is available for free with a 2019-20 theatre arts season subscription.

For additional information, contact the Theatre Box Office at (909) 537-5884 or

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