Shakespeare in the Park June 5&6

A great group of folks have been hard at work for several weeks now creating the fourth installment in the City of Kerrville’s “Shakespeare In The Park” series. This year’s production, the boisterous comedyTwelfth Night, will be seen on Friday and Saturday, June 5and 6 at8:00 pm.

 

 

One of the Bard’s best-loved comedies, Twelfth Night centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as a boy) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Then, upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man.

This year’s cast includes many veterans of the SITP project includingAmy Goodyear as “Viola,” Mitch Mitchell as “Malvolio,” Marcus Goodyear as “Duke Orsino,” Nancy Reagan as “Olivia,” Chris Distelas “Sir Toby Belch,” John Binion as “Senastion,” Jeffrey Hensel as “Sir Andrew Aguecheek,” and Christopher Vanderveer as “Feste.”  New-comers to SITP include Michele Ilich-Daubas as “Maria,” Kevin Hillas “Antonio/Curio,” and Annie Rott as “Valentine.”  The director isSarah Distel, ably assisted by Stage Manager and Scenic Painter Tish Miller.  Costumes will be by Jennie Ceasar.

 

Due to the continuing renovations taking place at Louise Hays Park, this year’s “Shakespeare” will once again be performed in the Green Space adjacent to the Cailloux Theater, between Main and Jefferson Streets in Downtown Kerrville. Guests may arrive as early as they please in order to claim the best “seats;” showtime is 8:00 pm, to allow for the sun to be nearly set.

 

As it always has been, admission to Shakespeare In the Park is free, and play-goers are encouraged to bring along picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Of course, even Shakespeare’s comedies have some adult themes, but this presentation of Twelfth Night is fine for the entire family.

 

The Friday, June 5th performance will also be the site of the regular “First Friday Wine Share” hosted by Peggy and Gary Stork. Guests are invited to gather at The Cailloux Theater beginning at6:00pm.

 

This year’s “Shakespeare In the Park” production is made possible, in part, by grants from James Avery Jewelers and The Texas Commission on the Arts. “Shakespeare in the Park” is presented as a partnership between Playhouse 2000 and The City of Kerrville

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