Friday, October 15, 2010

SPOTLIGHTERS DOES SHAKESPEARE!

Check this out: The Spotlighters Theatre does Shakespeare!  The Bard’s first play, a rip-roaring comedy of mistaken identities and twin masters and servants will have you rolling in the aisles. Great for the kids too!

spotlight theater logo. Spotlighters Theatre
presents
Twelfth Night (What You Will)

by William Shakespeare

Nothing like a little creative license right?  Especially if it’s Shakespeare! 

TNWHEN: October 22 – November 14, 2010, Friday & Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 2 PM; One Thursday Performance on November 11 at 8 PM
WHERE: 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
410.752.1225
www.spotlighters.org
TICKETS
: Adults, $20 / Seniors, $18 / Students, $16. TEN SPOT THURSDAY: November 11—all tickets $10
Order online at www.spotlighters.org

Spotlighters is hosting a TOY DRIVE for CASA of Baltimore City (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster care). Donate a new, unwrapped toy for a child (age 5 to 18 years) and help make the holidays a bit brighter for these children. (iTunes and Amazon gift cards are very popular!)

Director Phil Gallagher takes an especially interesting approach to Twelfth Night, also known as What You Will.  Gallagher hails from England, where he received his Masters Degree from Cambridge University. He wears two hats for this production, directing and playing the esteemed Sir Toby Belch. Alongside Gallagher is his highly-trusted Assistant Director and Set Designer Sherrionne Brown. This talented duo utilizes their background of forty-plus years of experience in theater to infuse Twelfth Night with an extra element, comic relief. 

Gallagher’s Twelfth Night is set in the 18th Century along the Adriatic Sea, in the Mediterranean, where a shipwreck evolves into a case of mistaken identity; but with Gallagher at the helm, there are sure to be plenty of laughs to go around. As the plot
continues to unfold, it exposes more shocking twists and turns than a D.C. map, ultimately leading to a rather thought-provoking finish.

Twelfth Night also showcases an extremely talented cast, both on stage and behind the scenes. Trisha Geiger (Stevenson University Theatre student)  returns as Stage Manager for her second production here at Spotlighters, as does Costume Designer Helenmary Bell, who joins the troupe for her ninth show, that’s just for Spotlighters alone! 

Not to be outdone, the talented cast is headed by Jennifer Mikulski (as Viola/Cesario), Michael Leight (as Duke Orsino) and Karina Ferry (as Olivia).  Jennifer is a member of the Shakespeare Factory Players, and is excited to be performing in her favorite Shakespearean Comedy at Spotlighters.  Karina Ferry and Michael Leicht are both extremely talented actors and are excited to be making their return to Spotlighters.  Ferry and Leicht most recently appeared at Vagabond Theatre as Nora and Torvald  in A Doll's House and as Bella and Jack Manningham in Gaslight at Spotlighters Theatre. 

With such a talented director, cast and crew, Twelfth Night should be, as Director Phil Gallagher said, “a rollicking good time!”

Spotlighters Theatre: Exceptional / Diverse / Creative Theatre since 1962!