As this captivating comedy unfolds, Shakespeare once again plays with the intersections of love and power. The sudden deaths of her father and brother have left the Countess Olivia, an independent and powerful woman, especially attractive to Duke Orsino, who, as the play begins, is already pursuing her. With the arrival of the well-born twins Viola and Sebastian, the love of power gives way to the power of love. The twins have been shipwrecked, and each thinks the other has drowned. Without protection, Viola chooses to disguise herself as a page, call herself Cesario, and enter into the service of Orsino. Orsino and Olivia become increasingly obsessed with Cesario. Olivia falls in love with him and Orsino cannot be out of his company. These tangled relationships provide many humorous moments before they are wonderfully untangled.
"...a mist of theatrical enchantment"
- New York Times
Curio/Officer - TOPHER BARRETT
Sebastian - ERIC BRAMAN
Valentine/Musician - MARSHALL BURNS
Antonio - ROBERT DAVIDSON
Fabianne - EMILY DEERING
Olivia - RACHEL HIGGINS
Feste - KRISTIE J. KELLEY
Sir Toby - ATIS KLEINBERGS
Orsino - GREG LAUX
Captain/Priest - JENNETTE MADDOCK
Malvolio - MICHAEL P. MARTIN
Maria - SARAH LYNN RODDIS
Sir Andrew Aguecheek - DANN SYTSMA
Viola - TARA SYTSMA
Director - KEVIN DODD
Scenic Designer - CORAL HURLEY
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - KIMBERLY MAIDA
Lighting/SFX Designer - SEAN MICHAEL SMALLMAN
Sound Designer - JOEY WALLS
Technical Director - PHILLIP MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Original Music - KATHERINE NOFS
Stage Manager - BRIDIN CLEMENTS
October 9 - October 24, 2009
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western