Twelfth Night


  • Main Stage @ The Palace Theatre 710 Dundas Street London, ON, N5W 2Z4 Canada

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Kaitlyn Rietdyk

Presented by the London Community Players

Duke Orsino of Illyria pines for the Countess Olivia, but she has vowed not to leave her house or spend time with men due to the grief she feels after both her father and brother’s passing. Viola and Sebastian, twins from Messaline, are shipwrecked off the coast of Illyria in a great storm. Viola is rescued by a friendly Sea Captain and thinking her brother to be dead, decides to disguise herself as a man called Cesario in order to move safely about this new country she finds herself in.  Viola is taken into the service of Duke Orsino and quickly becomes his trusted confidant, and so he sends her to speak with Olivia on his behalf. However, Viola herself has fallen in love with the Duke and to make matters more complicated, Oliva finds herself in love with “Cesario” at their first meeting. Meanwhile, Sebastian has not been drowned as Viola had thought and has instead been rescued by Antonio, another sea captain. When Sebastian and Antonio arrive in Illyria, everything comes to a head...


Performances

Run time

150 minutes

Interval

20 minutes

May 11, 2017 - 8:00 PM ** Preview Night

May 12, 2017 - 8:00 PM ** Opening Night

May 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM

May 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM ** 1st Matinee

May 17, 2017 - 8:00 PM

May 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

May 19, 2017 - 8:00 PM

May 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM ** 2nd Matinee

Note: This production uses startling sounds and flashing lights. 


Director's Notes

Every time a Shakespearean production is mounted, people always wonder if it is still relevant. How could these words written 400 years ago possibly come to bear in our post-modern world?

Twelfth Night is about trying to find one’s way in a new world. It’s about disguising one’s true self and doing whatever it takes to survive when the world around you is going mad. Looking at it from the lens of 2017, this play is more applicable than ever before.

The music that has been weaved into the show is inspired by Slavic folk music; it sets a tone for this production that is at once haunting and familiar, raw and poetic. It reinforces the strength and the vulnerability of the characters as they navigate through their new worlds.

Mounting this show on the main stage at the Palace allows us the freedom to heighten the scope of the production, but at its core, the play is about those tiny, emotional journeys we all make as we navigate through our own shifting realities.

Kaitlyn Rietdyk

Director, Twelfth Night


Cast 

LLIAM BUCKLEY

Feste

SAM DIDI

Antonio

RACHEL FLEAR

Sea Captain + Coryphaeus

ALEXANDRA KANE

Olivia

JASON MCMANNIS

Fabian

HANNAH ROBINET

Valentine + Chorus

JULIA WEBB

Maria

LILA CIESIELSKI

Second Officer + Chorus

MICHAEL DONALDSON

Sir Andrew Aguecheek

TARA GONDER

Priest + Chorus

RACHEL KUIPERY

Chorus

RAYMOND MOREAU

Malvolio

MARGARITA SANCHEZ LEON

Curio + Chorus

TYLER CINCURAK

Sebastian

STEVE FAVRO

Sir Toby Belch

JENNIFER HALE

Viola

LIZ MARRA

First Officer + Chorus

MERIEL REED

Servant + Chorus

ANTHONY WALLACE

Orsino


Artistic Staff

Andrew Kaszowski - Producer

Kaitlyn Rietdyk - Director

Jeremy Hewitson - Assistant Director

Matthew J. Stewart - Composer, Music Coordinator, Percussionist

Kathleen Sykora - Stage Manager

Andrew Dodd - Assistant Stage Manager

Mariann Sawyer - Assistant Stage Manager

Sid Wilson - Lighting Director

Joel Dell - Lighting Operator

Kristen Scott - Lighting Operator

Whitney Bolam - Costume Designer

Costume Sewing Team:

Whitney Bolam, Mary Jane Walzak, Sylvia Behr, Tania Harvey, Debra Chantler, Becky Lenko, Joan Bolam & Peg Spurgeon

Melissa Moore - Dresser

Jayme Russell - Dresser

Heather Heywood - Hair & Makeup Designer

Kaitlyn Rietdyk, Steve Hobbs - Set Construction

Stephanie Molloy - Scenic Painting


Acknowledgements

The Production Team of

Twelfth Night

would like to thank the following for their

contributions to this production:

Laboratorium Pieśni

Kelly Van Raay

Mark Mooney

MC Spirit Studios

N. American Roof Management

Ross Davidson

Steve Allen

Aiden Thomas 

Anne Mooney         

Bud Gowan Formal Wear

Calithumpian Theatre Company

Denis Sykora

Fern Tepperman

impression1

and

The Costume Shoppe


Media

So why should you see LCP’s production if you’ve already seen the play?
In short, because it’s fantastic.
— Peter Janes, Theatre in London