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October 30-November 2, 2014
  Arthur Miller Theatre
 8pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday
   2pm Sunday




by William Shakespeare

directed by Kat Walsh


production staff:

Producers: Katy Wallander & Kyle Nowels
Assistant Producer: Lindsay Harkins
Music direction: Tyler Driskill
Assistant Director: David Widmayer
Stage Manager: Alexa Ducsay
Assistant Stage Manager: Annika Morrison
Assistant Producer: Lindsay Harkins
Lighting Design: Nathaniel Madura
Sound Design: Matt Steward
Set Design: Nathan Doud
Properties: Bob Brite
Costume Design: Liz Getty
Dramaturg: Shelley Manis
Technical Director: Cathy Cassar
Stage Combat: Greg Kovas
Text Work: James Ingagolia
Artistic Consultants: Cheryl Turski, Rob Najarian


Literature Alive! sponsor:

Twelfth Night is a veritable “feast of fools” in love. In Shakespeare’s delightful 
comedy, there are no limits to which the characters will go to pursue their passions. 
Cross-dressing, mistaken identity, and slight-of-hand propel the various lovers into 
far-flung situations that only the original master of comedy can set right.

As the play opens, young Viola is shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria and loses contact with her twin brother, Sebastian, whom she believes to be dead. Disguising herself as a young man under the name Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino through the help of the sea captain who rescues her. Orsino has convinced himself that he is in love with Olivia, whose father and brother have recently died, and who refuses to see any suitor—the Duke included— until seven years have passed. Orsino uses his new servant 'Cesario' as an intermediary to profess his passionate love before Olivia, who falls in love with 'Cesario', not realizing 'he' is Viola in disguise. In the meantime, the disguised Viola has fallen in love with the Duke. Cross-dressing, mistaken identity, and slight-of-hand propel the various lovers into far-flung situations that only the original master of comedy can set right.

“Shakespeare brilliantly captures the first stage of love in this play,” says director Kat Walsh. “The characters often act brashly without thinking through the consequences of their actions.  It’s this aspect that makes Twelfth Night hilariouseveryone can empathize with embarrassing oneself in the early stages of a blooming relationship.” 

Cast:
Antonio - Dan Cox
Valentine - Aubrey Donnell
Sebastian - Richard Graham
Viola - Carol Gray
Sir Andrew Aguecheek - Chris Grimm
Curio/Sailor/Court - Jamie Jee
Duke Orsino - Greg Kovas
Sea Captain/Priest/Musician - Jean Leverich
Malvolio - Joseph McDonald
Feste - Dory Mead
Sir Toby Belch - Jeff Miller
Olivia - Kaela Parnicky
Maria - Amanda Photenhauer
Officer #1/Sailor/Court - Rita Smith
Fabian - Elizabeth Wagner
Officer #2/Musician - Laura Yakas