Trinity Rep's TWELFTH NIGHT Closes 3/7

Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT will run at the Trinity Repertory Theatre January 29-March 7. The cast will be led by Cherie Corinne Rice as Viola/Sebastion, Joe Wilson Jr., as Orsino, and Annie Wordon as Lady Olivia.

Joining them will be Stephen Berenson as Feste, Christopher Berry as Ship's Captain, Jamey Grisham as Valentine, Mauro Hantman as Fabian, Brian McEleney as Malvolio, Anne Scurria as Maria, FrEd Sullivan Jr., as Sir Toby Belch, Stephen Thorne as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and Rich Williams as Antonia.

Brian McEleney, the award-winning director who brought local audiences recent productions of HAMLET, OUR TOWN and A RAISIN IN THE SUN will helm the production. Brian McEleney will be reprising his role as the fastidious butler Malvolio - a role he's taken on three times before - in addition to his spot in the director's chair. "Taking on this double-duty is something I have never done before," confesses the actor/director. "It will be a wonderful challenge for me and for The Acting Company. I love this company, I trust them, I value our work together - for me to be one among equals, instead of the guy sitting behind the table, it's all for the better!"

Director Brian McEleney has been a member of the resident acting company since 1983. A Trinity Rep Associate Director, he has directed Trinity Rep productions of A Raisin in the Sun, All the King's Men, Measure for Measure, Dinner with Friends, Master Class, Mrs. Warren's Profession, A Christmas Carol, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Stones in His Pockets, Proof, Our Town, and Hamlet (2006 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director), as well as over a dozen Conservatory productions, including The Merchant of Venice, Blood Wedding, Pericles, and Troilus and Cressida.

The production team includes set designs by Tony award-winner EuGene Lee, costumes by resident designer William Lane, lighting by John Ambrosone, sound design by Peter Sasha Hurowitz and musical direction by Jamey Grisham.

Continuing this season is a unified curtain time of 7:30 PM for all evening performances. Regular performances start at 7:30 pm on Tuesday through Sundays with selected Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2pm.

Talkbacks will be held after every performance of Twelfth Night.  Tickets are on sale now at the Trinity Rep box office at 201 Washington Street; by phone at (401)-351-4242; and online at


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