Spring Arbor University presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

12nights_EDITSpring Arbor University Drama presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night April 11 through April 14, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Michigan Theater in Jackson, Mich. Twelfth Night is a romantic comedy based around hidden identity.

The play contains the twist of a modern-day setting. The play’s original set was on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, but instead of washing up on shore, Viola meets the Duke when she attends his high school prom, circa 1984. “Somehow, Twelfth Night read to me like something that could take place at a high school dance circa the 80s,” says director Jen Letherer.

Attendees are encouraged to wear 80s clothes. “I’m hoping that many area high schools take advantage of a local quality production of Shakespeare and bring classes,” says Letherer.

For more info, contact Letherer at Jen.Letherer@arbor.edu or call the box office for ticket prices and info about group discounts at 517.750.6500.

The Twelfth Night cast includes:

Orsino: Jesse Brandel
Viola: Maggie Tibus
Sebastian: Chris MacEachran
Olivia: Simone Amalio
Maria: Stephanie Nelson
Sir Toby: Andrew King
Sir Andrew: Joshua Cloyd
Malvolio: Paul McKinley
Feste: Desirae Taylor

Fabian: Brian Weber
Curio: Jared Bugbee
Valentine: Angie Dickenson
The Captain: Jimmy Stump
Antonio: Christopher Rutenber

At the dance:
Julie Keehn
Brooke Kirkpatrick
Heather Lamb
Brittany Bellamy
Tammie Natho
Elizabeth Wood
Chelsea Stech
Kerry Wade
Kelly Trawczynski
Kevin Wessels
Ethan Bentle
Ryan Crisenberry

SM: Chloe Cryderman
Costumes: Angie Dickenson
Production Director: Breinne Reeder
Production Director/Producer: Allie Baldwin
Tech Director: Kent Brugger
Lighting Designer: Autumn Freeman
Director: Jen Letherer


Article provided by Cameron Robinson, a senior English writing major from Cleveland Heights, Ohio.


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