Photo Flash: PlayMakers Repertory Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Begins Preview Tonight
Inspired by the photographic works of Slim Aarons,Jerry Ruiz's conception of "Twelfth Night" will transport audiences to a mid-20th century Illyria where jet-setting socialites encounter mistaken identities and gender masquerades, ensuring that no one really knows who they are, or what they want. A shipwrecked Viola disguises herself as Cesario, a page in the service of Duke Orsino. Viola loves Orsino, but Orsino loves Lady Olivia, who in turn falls for "Cesario" when "he" is sent by the Duke to court her. Turning this comic love triangle even further on its side is the reappearance of Viola's twin brother Sebastian, presumed dead after the shipwreck. Add in a fool named Feste and a drunkard named Belch for a fast-paced feast for the senses.
Check out photos from the show below!
Making their PlayMakers acting debuts are: Bradford Cover as Sir Toby (credits include "The Bald Soprano" at The Pearl Theatre Company, and "Return of the Prodigal" at The Mint) and Michael Keyloun as Feste (credits include "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at Triad Stage and "Tartuffe" at La Jolla Playhouse).
Returning to perform are many PlayMakers company favorites: Ray Dooley as Malvolio ("The Crucible," "Sweeney Todd," "Peter and the Starcatcher"); David Adamson as Captain ("Trouble in Mind," "An Enemy of the People"); Allison Altman as Viola/Cesario ("Intimate Apparel," "Three Sisters"); Myles Bullock as Duke Orsino ("Intimate Apparel," "Seminar"); Geoffrey Culbertson as Sir Andrew ("The Crucible"), Julia Gibson as Maria ("Into the Woods," "The Tempest"); Jenny Latimer as Olivia ("The May Queen"), Schuyler Mastain as Sebastian ("We are Proud to Present...," "4000 Miles"), and Tristan Parks as Antonio ("The Crucible").
Photo credit: Jon Gardiner
Geoffrey Culbertson, Tristan Parks, Myles Bullock, and Allison Altman
Allison Altman and Myles Bullock
Jenny Latimer and Michaely Keyloun
Geoffrey Culbertson, Bradford Cover, and Michael Keyloun
Bradford Cover and Julia Gibson
Jenny Latimer, Julia Gibson, and Ray Dooley
Allison Altman and Jenny Latimer