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.

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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