Theatre Bristol presents Shakespeare in the Park with comedy “Twelfth Night” August 13, 14, and 15 at Cumberland Square Park in Bristol, Virginia.
William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” or “What You Will” is a tragedy turned comedy as twins Viola and Sebastian are separated after a shipwreck on the Illyrian coast. Thinking the other dead, Viola and Sebastian mourn their lost sibling. As they work to regain their footing on their separate paths, they meet some of the interesting characters of Illyria.
Madly in love with Lady Olivia, Mason White rules Illyria as the illustrious Duke Orsino. Viola, played by Cameron Roberts, goes undercover using the alias “Cesario” to serve as a page to Mason’s Count Orsino. As “he” tries to woo the lovely Lady Olivia, played by Bailey Lowe, on behalf of Count Orsino, Viola begins to fall in love with Count Orsino, herself. Meanwhile, Lady Olivia’s aunt, the brilliant, jovial Lady Tabby Belch, enjoys partying, and galivants and rouses the night with Lady Alice Aguecheek. Enelisa Sutton and Whitney Brooks delight as Lady Tabby and Lady Alice, respectively.
Chloe Campbell attends Lady Olivia as the clever Maria, as well as serves Sebastian as his loyal companion, Antonio. Riley Lowe captivates as the witty jester, Feste. Zaiah Gray will have you ROFL as Malvolio, in his yellow stockings and cross-garters, and wrench your heart as Sebastian as he reunites with his long-lost sister, Viola.
“Twelfth Night” is a Theatre Bristol Youth Service Board production, with Camille Gray as the director, Faith Vance as the understudy, and Samantha Gray as the YSB mentor.
“Twelfth Night” is presented free of charge by Theatre Bristol at Cumberland Square Park, Bristol, VA, Friday, August 13 at 7:00 pm; Saturday, August 14 at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 7:00 pm; and Sunday, August 15 at 2:00 pm.
Visit www.TheatreBristol.org for more opportunities including auditions for the Paramount musical “All Together Now,” the Halloween Theatre Bristol On Air radio drama, ARTspace Christmas production, and the #TBKDOS Series of Theatre Bristol Scripted for all ages and Quaranteam Theatre Bristol for families. The #TBKDOS Series offers three safe ways to get involved that together preserve elements of live performance: auditions, casting, rehearsals, storytelling, acting, community, fun, entertainment, and audiences too.
Theatre Bristol appreciates the support of the Tennessee Arts Commission, as well as the support of our arts sponsors: United Company Foundation, Leticia Peltzer ENT & Allergy Consultants, ETSU Cross-Disciplinary Studies, Citizens Bank, HVAC Inc., Summit BSR Roofing, Seaman Corporation, Stephanie Snelson, DDS, Food City, Party Central, Guthrie Dentistry, M&M Bookkeeping and Tax Services, Celebrate Rentals, Blackbird Bakery, WCYB News 5, The Loafer, The Bristol Herald Courier, The Home Depot, and WETS 89.5 FM. Thank you to our graphic designer Haley White for our Series design.
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Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee. Its Main Stage season consists of up to six productions. Some of its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, and other performances are on stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is volunteer run and we invite you to get involved.
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