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Twelfth Night - Free Shakespeare in the Park

Join us for a magical summer bringing Shakespeare’s beloved comedy to life in the park!

After a shipwreck separates twins Viola and Sebastian, each assumes the other is dead. When Viola dresses as a man to secure a job serving the Duke Orsino, shenanigans ensue. This classic story of mistaken identity and musical mayhem is the bard’s light-hearted exploration of gender, sexuality, and love – and how blurred those lines can get. Inspiring classic movies such as She’s the Man and musicals such as our Teen Theatre production of All Shook Up, the comedy of Twelfth Night is for everyone. And in the heat of summer, we are taking this story to the beach! See how Viola takes on a job at the luxurious “Windsor Waves Resort”, ready to start a new life – and maybe find some love along the way.

All seven showings are free and open to the public, no registration necessary. Donations are welcome and appreciated. Click here to make a donation – thank you!

Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs, picnic blankets, and water bottles! 

Performance Dates & Locations:

Wednesday, August 14 – 6:30 pm Cambridge Community Garden, Cambridge NY / Rain location: Hubbard Hall
Thursday, August 15 – 6:30 pm The Georgi Museum, Shushan NY
Friday, August 16 – 6:30 pm Owl Pen Books, Greenwich NY / Rain location: Owl Pen Book Barn
Saturday, August 17 – 1:00 pm Pitney Meadows Community Farm, Saratoga Springs NY
Saturday, August 17 – 6:30 pm Salem Art Works (SAW), Salem NY / Rain location: SAW Barn
Sunday, August 18 – 1:00 pm Wood Memorial Park, Hoosick Falls NY / Rain location: Immaculate Conception Church
Sunday, August 18 – 6:30 pm The Park McCullough House, Bennington VT / Rain location: Carriage Barn

Show Length: 90 minutes, no intermission

Directed by Megan Stacey. Featuring: Brian Clemente (Malvolio), Katherine Danforth-Hayes (Viola), Robert Forgett (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Michael Giordano (Sebastian), Courtnie Harrington (Sir Toby Belch), Ella Hunt (Fabian), Shawna Martinez (Captain/Priest), Tess McHugh (Countess Olivia), Kateri Murphy (Curio), Edgar Ritchie (Duke Orsino) Anna Schiele (Valentine), David Skeele (Feste the Clown), Ocie Tucker (Maria), and Peyton VanDerheyden (Antonio).