Clocktower Players Will Present Musical Adaptation of 12TH NIGHT
CLOCKTOWER PLAYERS Award-Winning MAIN STAGE Productions Presents Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub's musical adaptation of Shakespeare's 12th Night. A free-spirited, thoroughly delightful gloss on the Bard's beloved comedy comes to Irvington!
On November 9, 10, 16 & 17 Shakespeare gets a shake-up at the Irvington Theater in Westchester as soulful melodies and R&B beats weave through an enchanting new musical adaptation of 12th Night presented by CLOCKTOWER PLAYERS.
KWAME KWEI-ARMAH & SHAINA TAUB'S "blissful, happiness-drenched" (NY TIMES) musical, named one of the best theatrical productions of 2018, was commissioned by the Public Theater as part of their groundbreaking Public Works initiative. It went on to receive critically acclaimed productions at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park and the Young Vic in London.Featuring Taub's buoyant jazz-funk-and-R&B-inflected score, this exuberant, inclusive party is a joyful tale of mistaken identity, self-discovery, and true love. "I'm beyond thrilled we are producing the regional premiere of this unique and wonderful show. Its heart and inclusive warmth make it the kind of welcoming theater that I absolutely love to produce for the community," said Clocktower's Artistic Director Cagle McDonald. "It's a delight to share its profound message of empathy and the promise of building a better world when we 'see through Eyes of Another' - particularly when conveyed with such joy and happiness by our remarkable cast."
Directed by George H. Croom with assistance from William Brosnahan, choreography by Jennifer Jonas Cahill and produced by McDonald, the Clocktower cast features student alum Molly Anne as Viola, Cameron Moser as her brother Sebastian, Kevin Thompson as Orsino, Rachel Schulte as Olivia and Violet Wang as Feste. Sir Toby Belch is played by Matthew Casey, Maria by Arshia Panicker, Sir Andrew by Shawn Allen, Antonio by Leonard J. Moore II, Fabian by Christopher Oldi and Luis Quintero Jr is Malvolio. The citizens of Illyria are portrayed by Christina Bancroft, Miriam Chester, Minori Furtado, Rachel Heyman, Larry E. Johnson, Melissa Kim, Sean Murtha, Sopio Murusidze, Julia Pasternak, Sabrina Pasternak, Jesse Pellegrino, Catherine Saraceno and Giselle Soto.
Filled with the sparkle and promise of an exceptional evening, this family-friendly romp is sure to delight all ages!
A musical adaptation based on William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
Conceived by KWAME KWEI-ARMAH and SHAINA TAUB Music and Lyrics by SHAINA TAUB
Presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, a Concord Theatricals Company
November 9 and 16 at 7:30, November 10 and 17 at 2pm
Irvington Theater 85 Main Street Irvington New York
Tickets irvingtontheater.com $35 Adults/$23 Seniors, Students Group Rates available. A limited number of FREE tickets are available to current Military, Police, Fire and EMS personnel upon presentation of departmental ID. Contact the box office at 914-591-6602 for more information.
"The show's concluding, celebratory song asks us to 'see through the eyes of another, hear through the ears of somebody else.' That's when you realize that it's empathy that makes this production feel like such a blessing." -NY TIMES