Twelfe Night, or What You Will
BPA Shakespeare Society presents
“The Bard at Bloedel”
2014: Twelfe Night, or What You Will
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tom Challinor
Presented outdoors in the meadow at Bloedel Reserve
July 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 + a special Pay-What-You-Can Preview Thursday, July 10
CLICK ABOVE or HERE to LISTEN to a studio recording of Act 2, Scene 3: Includes the song "O Mistress Mine" – words by William Shakespeare and music composed, arranged and performed by Joel Underwood. Also appearing in the scene are Gary Fetterplace and Brace Evans.
All performances at 7:00 p.m. Gates open @ 6:00 p.m. Patrons may enter the grounds earlier by paying a reduced same-day-only rate of $5.00 valid after 3:00 p.m. Patrons must be on the Will Call list or present their ticket(s) to Bloedel Reserve to take advantage of this offer. Please note: picnics will be allowed in the meadow after 6:00 p.m. Beer and wine will NOT be available for purchase. No animals at the performance please.
Performances will continue as scheduled in very light rain. In the event of more inclement weather, performances will be canceled at the discretion of the production crew to ensure the safety and comfort of our performers and patrons. While we are unable to provide refunds for weather-related cancellations, ticket-holders for any canceled performances will be welcome to join us on another date of your choice.
In the exotic Mediterranean dukedom of Illyria, there is a plague upon the land. Everyone is in love—with the wrong person. Disguise and deceit are the order of the day as a love triangle entangles an ever-widening circle. Only music has the power to cure the madness of love.
Supported by Assistant Director Lee Ann Hittenberger and Production Manager Siobhan Maguire, Director Tom Challinor leads an experienced cast featuring Tony Gasbarri as ORSINO, Luc Rosenthal as SEBASTIAN, Tres Cozine as ANTONIO, Charlie Hamilton as SEA CAPTAIN / PRIEST, Paul Leonetti as VALENTINE, Gary Fetterplace as SIR TOBY BELCH, Brace Evans as SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK, Matt Eldridge as MALVOLIO, Peter Denis as FABIAN, Joel Underwood as FESTE, Jenny Crooks as OLIVIA, Zenaida Smith as VIOLA, Kristi Ann Jacobson as MARIA, Tyler Weaver as OFFICER / LORD, Ben Eldridge as LORD, Zac Norberg as LORD, and Sophie Eldridge as LADY.
Audience members should be prepared for a breathtakingly-beautiful 5-minute walk between the parking area and meadow. Just over two hours, the production has one intermission. Seating is limited, and those attending may bring lawn chairs or blankets. The BPA Shakespeare Society’s 2013 production of The Tempest was met with rave reviews and sold-out crowds, and patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.
Pictured: Gary Fetterplace as Sir Toby Belch and Brace Evans as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, with Kristi Ann Jacobson as Maria. Photos by Jennifer Crooks. Trailer by Ned Thorne.