Twelfth Night to Play Cumston Hall October 10-13, then Tour
William Shakespeare's comic romp of disguise and devotion comes to Theater at Monmouth! Filled with mistaken identities, silly pranks, and romantic entanglements, Twelfth Night will run for one weekend only in Cumston Hall October 10-13 before heading out on the road as part of the theatre's Shakespeare in Maine Communities education tour. Twelfth Night will tour for three weeks to schools and community centers across the state. This production is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. TAM is one of 40 theatre companies selected from across the country to participate in this initiative.
TAM's Twelfth Night is set at Illyria University where Orsino pines for the love of Olivia. At sister school, Illyria College for Women, Olivia mourns her late brother and rejects all suitors under the watchful eye of her stern dean, Malvolio. When shipwrecked and separated twins, Viola and Sebastian arrive on the scene, mayhem and misadventure ensue!
TAM company member, James Noel Hoban adapts and directs Twelfth Night. He has worked at theatres in Maine and throughout New England for more than 20 years as an actor, director and educator. James has been part of the TAM summer company for three seasons and recently appeared in productions of The Taming of the Shrew, Our Town, and The Knight of the Burning Pestle.
Theater at Monmouth has provided literature-based education programs in schools and community centers since the Theater's founding. Since 2005, TAM has taken the Bard on the road with Shakespeare in Maine Communities- featuring 60 to 90-minute adaptations of Shakespeare with five to eight actors. The target grade levels for this tour are middle and high schools; previous tours have reached more than 6,000 students annually. For more information about tours visitwww.theateratmonmouth.org/educationtours.html
Twelfth Night features April Singley as Viola, Teddy Spencer as Orsino, Rylee Doiron as Olivia, Max Waszak as Malvolio, Alex Pagels as Sir Toby Belch, Ian Kramer as Sebastian/Sir Andrew, Heather Irish as Maria, and Elise Voigt as Feste. Set design by Stacey Koloski, costume design by Jonna Klaiber, and lighting design by Jim Alexander.
Performance Calendar: Shakespeare in Maine Communities will tour Twelfth Nightto schools and performing arts centers October 15 through November 2, 2013. Public performances at Cumston Hall
in Monmouth: October 10, 11 & 12, 7:30 pm; October 12 & 13, 1:00 pm. Ticket prices: $20-$30.