Theatre Bristol Romances and Entertains with Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Let Theatre Bristol get you into the mood for loooovvee with William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on the ARTspace stage February 11-14. Performances are Friday, Saturday, and Monday at 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Bring your special someone and enjoy a night on the town with Twelfth Night. Tickets are available at theatrebristol.org.

Twelfth Night is a tragedy-quickly-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 Faith Vance, 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 Riley 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.

Luke Gray serves Sebastian as his loyal companion, Antonio. Cooper Knapp 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 directed by Camille Gray, and costumes, set, lights, and sound are designed by the Youth Service Board. Albert Tester takes the lead on lights and sound, and Luke Gray takes the lead on scenic design.

Theatre Bristol continues their 2022 season with River’s Way in Real Heroes, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Sound of Music, The StART of Adventure summer camp, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Elf The Musical. To participate in Theatre Bristol’s 2022 season, go to theatrebristol.org to learn more about auditions and how to get involved.

Founded in 1965 by Cathy DeCaterina, Theatre Bristol is a community theatre serving all ages that also has the distinction as the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee. Located on historic State Street in Bristol, it also serves southwest Virginia. Its Main Stage season consists of drama, comedy, and musical productions that take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, and at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is a volunteer-operated community organization and we invite you to get involved.

For more information, visit the Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email info@theatrebristol.org.

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