THE AWARD-WINNING BOOMERANG THEATRE COMPANY, celebrating 20 years of producing re-imagined classics and world premieres, is pleased to present William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Sara Thigpen. TWELFTH NIGHT will play a limited outdoor engagement at Central Park (69th Street and Central Park West, NYC). Performances begin Saturday, June 16 and continue through Sunday, July 15. Opening is Sunday, June 24 (2 p.m.).
“At its heart, Twelfth Night is a play about Love. These characters, like all of us at one time or another, are bored or stuck or hiding from the world, and when tempted by Love, we all have a choice: remain closed off and ignore the call, or be brave and risk rejection/ridicule, to embrace the possibility of Love.” Shares director Sara Thigpen, “That’s what is so compelling! It’s not even a guarantee, it’s just a possibility, a Hope that who you love may love you back...and to see that played out gives us the chance to laugh at our own foibles, cheer for our own victories and have compassion for all of our losses.”
It begins at night, with a shipwreck. All are lost, save one...a valiant woman washed ashore in a strange country. In an instant, Viola becomes the person she needs to be...in disguise. She serves the Duke, and discovers a passion in her heart as strange as the country she now inhabits. But Duke Orsino loves another. And so Viola becomes the Duke's messenger, delivering his love to Olivia. Can she do it? Should she? And what becomes of all of them when Viola sheds her disguise and reveals her true self? To settle all, Viola may have to outdrink Sir Toby and Sir Andrew, outwit Feste, and outmaneuver Malvolio if she has any hope of setting true love right!
Featuring Spencer Aste* as Sir Andrew, Daniel Bailin* as Fabian, Pilar Gonzalez as Curio, R. Paul Hamilton* as Ship Captain, Paul Herbig* as Sebastian, Annalisa Loeffler* as Feste, Sevrin Anne Mason* as Maria, Hannah Jane McMurray* as Viola, Mateo Moreno* as Antonio, Vinnie Penna* as Sir Toby, Heather Lee Rogers as Valentine, Michael Shattner* as Malvolio, Anthony Simone* as Orsino, Lisa Tharps* as Olivia.
The production features costume design by Stefanie Genda, and prop design by Julie Gjeka. The production stage manager is Brianna Poh.
TWELFTH NIGHT plays the following schedule through Sunday, July 15th:
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Free admission. No tickets necessary. Feel free to bring a blanket, or picnic. All are welcome. For more information visit www.boomerangtheatre.org/twelfthnight
Central Park at 69th Street and Central Park West (enter at 69th St and head south, or 67th Street and head north)
*Equity Members appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production.
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