Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night 2019-12-05T20:54:28+00:00
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This production is dedicated to the memory of Betsy Totten Darnell

TWELFTH NIGHT or What You Will

DEC 6 7 13 14 15 20 21 22 | FRI & SAT 8PM SUN 2PM

by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
adapted and directed by BRIAN NIECE

CLASSIC | Shakespeare’s gender-bending comedy of love, unrequited and true, is brought to glorious life in this music-filled original adaptation. “If music be the food of love, play on!”

In Shakespeare’s Britain, on the twelfth night after Christmas, wild, raucous, and inclusive parties were enjoyed by many. Over-the-top, lasting until dawn, and full of food, drink, and festivity, barriers did not exist. On this one night secret affections could be declared (and sometimes explored). At least, that’s what some historians tell us. Others question just how widespread such Twelfth Night festivals were. Regardless of historical accuracy, Shakespeare certainly used the tradition as an idea and theme for this play. He even included as part of the full title of the play the phrase “What You Will.”

We have embraced this as metaphor, attempting to be faithful to Shakespeare’s work as we interpret it for our time and place. There are elements of comedy, tragedy, love lost, love won, and surprises all along the way. This story is a party that tries to include everyone. Sometimes that inclusion takes the form of shared love; sometimes that inclusion takes more of a competitive and antagonistic tenor. But everyone is included: even you. You are invited to not just watch the story, but to participate in it. Join the party; come along for the ride. Our company of players have a story to tell, and you get to watch, experience, and maybe even be inspired to sing and dance … or, what you will.

Brian Niece, Director

photographer: SUSAN J. ROCHE

THE CAST

MARA GRIGG
Feste
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STEPHANIE SANTIAGO
Viola
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MARIELLE ERSKINE
Dame Toby
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REED MARIE GRUBBS
Olivia
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RACHEL SWANZY
Maria
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KENNETH DOWLING, JR
Orsino / Captain
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JAN PETER BUKSAR
Malvolio / Antonio
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AUSTIN KELLEY
Sebastian / Valentine
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LOGAN MAYS
Sir Andrew
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PRODUCTION TEAM

director: BRIAN NIECE
assistant director: KRISTIN LIVINGSTON
composer: MICHAEL YARICK
choreographer: CENETTA BAKER
stage manager / light board operator: IZABELLA UNICE
sound board operator: JASON VALDEZ
set designer: TOM FALLON
costume designer: KATIE McCLOSKEY
lighting designer: BRYAN FRANK
props: IZABELLA UNICE
set construction:  TOM BARR, TOM FALLON, BRYAN FRANK, GORDON FRANK, GEORGE KRUER, ARTIE REA, PATRICK WILSON
graphic designer / PR photographer: CARYL BUTTERLEY
production photographer: SUSAN ROCHE
window cling design: SHEPHERD
program: CELIA FRANK, DAGHER PRINTING
opening night reception: AUDREY DEARBORN, THERESA ROOKEY, KEN ROOKEY, WALTER KRUPINSKI, BEV DENEEN, CAROL KALATA, SUSAN CATHCART, KAREN LAHEY, JODI MOORE

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