Directed by Beth Wolf
Associate Directed by Dylan S. Roberts
December 1-18, 2016
Performed in the Show House Room at the Lincoln Park Conservatory
“Love thoughts lie rich when canopied with bowers,” says Duke Orsino, Illyria’s resident voluptuary, and few could disagree after taking in Midsommer Flight’s Twelfth Night at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, where big-finned palms and gadding vines nod you all the way to your seat. The sumptuous garden atmosphere bleeds into the play, which is well acted and endearingly staged by director Beth Wolf. Nick Loumos is an excellent, princely Orsino; Meredith Ernst is also wonderful as the humble Viola, in disguise as his page boy.” Critic’s Choice. —Chicago Reader
“…consistently engaging and hilarious production of Twelfth Night. The whimsy starts immediately and only increases as the actors and musicians move you through the hijinks of the residents of Illyria. … Midsommer Flight has proven, once again, that Shakespeare’s plays can be enjoyed by everyone. During this production, children in the audience were genuinely laughing and having fun.” —Picture This Post
Cast and Crew
CAST: Kim Egan, Meredith Ernst, Adam Habben, Kanome’ Jones, Jake Jones, Nick Loumos, Martel Manning, Alex Mauney, Ian Michael Minh, Elizabeth Rentfro, Erick Rivera, Chris Smith, Jeremy Thompson, and Maureen Yasko.
PRODUCTION STAFF: Beth Wolf (Director), Dylan S. Roberts (Associate Director), Chad Bay (Assistant Director), Elizabeth Rentfro (Composer/Music Director), Chris Smith (Fight Choreographer), Elizabeth Shorrock (Original Costume Designer), Ashley Velazquez (Additional Costumes Designer), and Robin Waisanen (Stage Manager).
Photo credit: Tom McGrath, TCMcG Photography
This project was partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.