WHO: The Shakespeare Factory Players
WHAT: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
WHEN/WHERE: Touring Multiple Venues 12/2-12/11
Fri. 12/2 7:30PM
The Church of the Holy Comforter
130 W. Seminary Ave., Lutherville, MD 21093
Sat. 12/3 7:30PM, Sun. 12/4 2PM
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
811 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Fri. 12/9 7:30PM, Sun. 12/11 2PM
Ascension Episcopal Church
23 N. Court St., Westminster MD 21157
Sat. 12/10 2 & 7:30PM
The Old Parish House
4711 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740
*PreShow entertainment begins 30 minutes prior to Curtain
HOW (Much!): $20 Adults, $15 Students /Seniors, FREE Grade 5 & Under
***The 12/10 performances are “Pay What You Will” (sponsered by The College Park Arts Exchange) Seating is limited, reservations recommended
$5 discount per ticket when pre-paid
Worried the Bard has vanished from Baltimore? Have no fear, The Shakespeare Factory Players (SFP) are here to kick off the holiday season with another fun and fast paced production! From Dec. 2nd to Dec. 11th audiences can enjoy some of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters in his comedy masterpiece,Twelfth Night. SFP is excited to continue it’s tradition of bringing quality Shakespeare to Baltimore and the surrounding counties. Since 2008 SFP has performed at over a dozen area venues, re-connecting modern audiences to Shakespeare through the use of classical staging conventions. Universal lighting, audience interaction, and contemporary music illuminate Shakespeare’s work in a whole new way for a whole new audience. Viewers of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy this production WITHOUT FEAR! SFP encourages audience members to join us 30 minutes prior to Curtain for Pre-show entertainment. Visit SFP online at theshakespearefactory.com for a complete list of venues.
Twelfth Night is a fan favorite due to the presence of some of Shakespeare’s cleverest characters. After her twin Sebastian is lost in a shipwreck and she finds herself alone in the land of Allyria, Viola is forced to dress as a boy and serve the Duke Orsino. Orsino is head over heels in love with the disdainful Olivia. Can Viola help Orsino win Olivia’s love when she wants him for herself? How will Viola handle Olivia’s infatuation with her alter-ego Cesario? Will Olivia’s drunken Uncle, Toby Belch, throw a wrench in the works with his schemes? Also featured are favorite fool, Feste, and the original pompous butler, Malvolio.
This performance is an “Ensemble Experiment” for SFP. Actors received their scripts several months ago and were responsible for text work and memorization BEFORE rehearsals began. They joined together for 1 week of rehearsals prior to the opening of the show (18 hours of rehearsal total.) The Actors were responsible for all directing their own scenes, choosing costumes, music, etc. This is the epitome of Shakespearean Staging Conventions as the modern position of “Director” did not exist. In order to meet the demands of their audience (and earn a living) actors had to produce new works quickly and often!
Our Company adapts each production to the unique venues where we tour and is the only company in the area to offer consistent FREE educational opportunities in conjunction with each show. For Twelfth Night Ensemble Members will participate in a talk back with the audience after every performance.
Ensemble Members for this Production are:(SFP Company Members)- Barbara Madison Hauck, Bess Kaye, Rick Lyon-Zaiden, Frank Mancino, Jenn Mikulski, Joel Ottenheimer, Ian Blackwell Rogers, Chris Ryder, Jim Stimson, Kristina Szilagyi, Ann Turiano and Frank Vince
The Shakespeare Factory is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing Shakespeare to life for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. We financially support three separate companies that target multiple age groups and have the following major objectives:
-Create performances that inspire audiences to the wonder of Shakespeare’s language
-Use Shakespeare’s work to educate and entertain people of all ages in our community
-Present performances that use the staging conventions of Shakespeare’s time to illuminate the plays in new ways for a modern audience.