|by William Shakespeare
Directed by Leslie Halverson
July 14-16 and July 21-23, 2017
In this classic Shakespeare comedy, Viola is shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria. Disguising herself as a young man under the name Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino. Duke Orsino has convinced himself that he is in love with Olivia, whose father and brother have recently died, and who refuses to see charming things, be in the company of men, or entertain love or marriage proposals from anyone, the Duke included, until seven years have passed. Duke Orsino uses ‘Cesario’, who is really Viola in disguise, as an intermediary to profess his passionate love to Olivia, but in the process, Olivia finds herself falling in love with ‘Cesario’. Viola, however, has fallen in love with the Duke Orsino, but cannot tell him while she is still in disguise. Viola loves Orsino, Orsino loves Olivia, and Olivia loves Viola disguised as Cesario. Throw in some hilarious side characters and brilliant visual comedy and you’ve got yourself a fun, witty, gender-bending good time!
Viola – Sabrina Sawyer
Olivia – Amelia Snoblin
Orsino – Booker Vance
Sir Toby Belch – John Poole
Sir Andrew Aguecheek – Michele Heinz
Maria – Margaret Richards
Malvolio – Samantha Fenno
Sebastian – Kate Southern
Antonio – Tess Nugent
Feste – Maxine Morey
Priest – Maryam Husain
Officer 1/Curio – Stephanie Kestelman
Officer 2/ Valentine – Hannah Dorsey
Captain – Ron Chafetz
Follow the progress of the production at the Twelfth Night blog!
The show will be performed outdoors for free.