Twelfth Night at BHS

by Meglin Bodner

It is that time again – when the cast for an unknown play assembles and rehearsals are attended up until opening day. This year, the fall play is a Shakespearean comedy called Twelfth Night. The main character Viola, played by Katrice Kemble, gets shipwrecked on the Illyrian shore.  Assuming that her twin brother Sebastian (Dan Lalor) is dead, Viola disguises herself as a servant using the name Cesario and serves Duke Orsino (Sam Brookman) with the help of a captain (Griffin Sandler) who saved her. Orsino is in love with Lady Olivia (Molly Hughes) and uses Cesario to tell Olivia about his love for her. Lady Olivia believes Viola is a man and falls in love with “him”. Life gets complicated when Viola falls in love with the Duke who has no idea that Cesario is actually a woman. Later on, numerous characters work together to make Olivia's head steward, Malvolio (Chris Marsala), believe that Lady Olivia wants to marry him. Malvolio receives the falsified letter that says just that and does what it says in order to have her hand in marriage. Olivia is shocked by what she sees and leaves the scene. Those who wrote the letter send Malvolio to a dark cellar, claiming that he had gone mad. Will Malvolio be released from the dark cellar and discover the fake letter? Is Viola’s twin brother really dead? Does Viola’s identity become known? What happens next will be shown at the auditorium on December 8, 9, and 10th at 7:30 pm. All tickets are $5.00. Bring your friends and family along for a memorable play that will leave you laughing. Click here for full cast list... Characters                                                                                           Cast Orsino……………………………………………………………………………Sam Brookman Olivia…………………………………………………………………………......Molly Hughes Feste…………………………………………………………………………….Daniel Stradtman Maria…………………………………………………………………………….…Elise Ryan Sebastian……………………………………………………………………………Dan Lalor Antonio…………………………………………………………………………....Tyler Evon Curio/Juggler…………………………………………………………………….Patrick Mullane Captain………………………………………………………………………....…Griffin Sandler Fight Choreographer………………………………………………………………...Ziqi Wang Swordsman……………………………………………………………………………Dan Fry Balloon Man…………………………………………………………………………Eric Doing Ringmaster…………………………………………………………………………...Rob Hardy Viola………………………………………………………………………………Katrice Kemble Malvolio……………………………………………………………………………Chris Marsala Fabian……………………………………………………………………………...Marissa Salazar Sir Toby……………………………………………………………………………..Noah Perito Sir Andrew………………………………………………………………………….Sam Bibbins Valentine………………………………………………………………………..Cameron Nicholas Priest……………………………………………………………………………….Rob Hardy Hobo Band –                                                                                      Keystone Kops – Megan LaCroix                                                                                  Cale Brooks Spencer Steinke                                                                                 Cameron Nicholas Rachael Hanchuruck                                                                          Keegen Biancur Aria Jones Mimes –                                                                                             Clowns – Page Machniez                                                                                   Page Machniez Carlye Mazzucco                                                                               Carlye Mazzucco Michaella Crane Roustabouts –                                                                                     Sara Mierz Cooper Biancur                                                                                  Aria Jones Luke Stannard                                                                                    Rachael Hanchuruck Nick Sarg                                                                                           Skyler Sandler Chris D'Antonio                                                                                 Francesca Cimino Equestrian act – Haley Brown Mary Colleen Whitney Hailey Nelson