Photo Flash: First Look At Mountain Art Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT
Mountain Art Theatre and The Feichter Studio present William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night directed by Dwight Chiles. February 9-18 at The Fangmeyer Theatre at the Haywood Regional Arts Theatre (HART) in Waynesville, NC. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Sunday matinees at 2pm.
Chile's unique vision brings a complete reverse-gender casting to Shakespeare's last and arguably best comedy. This creates the opportunity for eight of WNC's finest female actors to take on as many of Shakespeare's most comedic and romantic male characters. As well, three male actors have the privilege and challenge of portraying three of Shakespeare's most intriguing female characters.
All of this results in a startlingly fresh interpretation of Shakespeare's hilariously fevered, and manic love story. Twelfth Night, a play already centrally themed around gender roles and expectations, gender-bending, and identity is a must-see, highly anticipated follow up to Mountain Art Theatre's last production at HART, the critically acclaimed and audience favorite, Romeo and Juliet.
STARRING Christine Caldemeyer (Duke Orsino), Anna Denson (Antonio, Captain) Laura Gregory (Sebastien), Jane Hallstrom (Feste), Allen Law (Olivia), Samantha LeBrocq (Malvolio), Erin McCarson (Sir Toby Belch), Martine Rose (Valentine), Jane Hallstrom (Feste), Josephine Thomas (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Henry Williamson III (Viola), David Anthony Yeates (Maria).
Creative Team: Abby Auman (Lights), Christine Caldemeyer (Costumes), Dwight Chiles (Direction, Sets, Sound), Kristi Deville (Choreography), Ben Mackel (Original Music), Elissa Peragine (Stage Management), Rachel McCrain (Assistant Stage Manager).
Mountain Art Theatre, founded in 2014 by co-producing artistic directors Dwight Chiles and Henry Williamson III, has singularly focused on reinvigorating the Classics for new audiences. We collaborate with a core group of actors and designers committed to developing their art and craft through active, lifelong learning. Above all, we value the intuition, imagination, and vital interdependence between the theatre artist, the story, and the audience. To learn more about Mountain Art Theatre please visit us at https://www.facebook.com/mountainarttheatre/
Photo Credit: John Highsmith of Lightsmith Photography
Henry Williamson III
Samantha LeBrocq and Allen Law
David Anthony Yeates, Josephine Thomas, and Erin McCarson
Laura Gregory and Allen Law