Thank you for your patience!
Also, allow me to voice my standard complaint about Mr. Shakespeare. I love the man’s work. In fact, he is my favorite playwright. However, for reasons I completely understand, he wrote relatively few women’s roles. The roles he did write are vibrant and powerful, just seriously outnumbered by the men. Our audition pool, as you know, is the exact opposite.
So once again several of the male roles will be played by ladies. It is my plan to play these characters as female.
Ladies, I seriously regret not having more extensive roles for you. There was much excellent work at the auditions that really is not “rewarded” with this casting. Let’s just say that I have EXTREME confidence in my understudy cast. Please take the understudy casting as the serious compliment that I intend it to be. I would not place you in those parts if I was not completely confident in you being able to take over the roles.
I also plan to make use of many actors for double-casting, building up Orsino’s crew and Olivia’s household. More on that as we go.
First rehearsal: Tuesday, March 22. 3:45-6:00 PM.
Twelfth Night Cast List
Duke OrsinoJeremy Bullard ViolaColby Watson OliviaOlivia Newsome Sir Toby BelchMichael Bragg Sir Andrew AguecheekZach Shealy MariaMeredith Pierce MalvolioConnor Tolbert FesteAdriana Figueroa SebastianMichael Money AntonioTyler Lewis FabianKristen Hobbs Sea CaptainAnna Gainey ValentineKatie Huggins CurioLily Garnett ServantMaisy McDonald 1st OfficerMary Margaret Smith 2nd OfficerMary Lanphier PriestElizabeth Tate
Orsino’s “Pirate” Crew
Mary Margaret Smith, Mary Lanphier,
Elizabeth Tate, Cecilia Bullard
Attendants to Olivia
Maisy McDonald, Cecilia Bullard
ViolaLily Garnett Olivia Katie Huggins MariaMary Margaret Smith FesteMaisy McDonald Antonio/FabianMary Lanphier Sea Captain/ValentineElizabeth Tate Curio/Officers/ServantCecilia Bullard Remaining Men’s RolesRobert M. Genesius & TBA