For the first time in more than a decade, Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street, has scheduled the production of one of William Shakespeare's plays.
"Twelfth Night," directed by Bill Watts, will run February 27-28, March 1 and March 6-8; curtain time on Fridays and Saturdays is 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for adults are $15; seniors (60+), students and active military personnel admission is $12. Only cash and local checks are accepted at the box office. Call 457-8887 or go to http://www.cctshows.com for reservations and to pay by credit card.
Twelfth Night, one of the Bard’s most beloved comedies, tells of twins Viola and Sebastian who are shipwrecked and washed ashore on the island of Illyria. With mistaken identities, criss-crossed romances and farcical servants, the story is a charming romp, according to the theatre's description. It features Renaissance music by the Phoenix Quartet and costumes, song and dance from the glorious Elizabethan Age.
The unforgettable characters and the performers who bring them to life on the CCT stage include the drunken merrymaker Sir Toby Belch (Rick Miller), the sober killjoy Malvolio (John Campbell), the foppishly fatuous Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Timothy Guy), the wise fool Feste (Christopher Spencer), the foolishly lovesick Duke Orsino (Joe Fuselli), the impetuously infatuated Countess Olivia (Lesley Roberts), the patiently loving Viola (Emily Ericson) and the scheming Maria (E.A. Keeble.)
Others in the cast are Michael Green as Antonio; Joe Tramula, who has a dual role as the sea captain and the priest; and the female dancers and attendants on Lady Olivia, Abigail Baker, Candace Byrd and Cheryl Raley. All are carried along in a frenzied plot of disguise, deception and mistaken identity to a final fantastical resolution. See the above website for more details.