Directed by Dylan S. Roberts
November 30 – December 17, 2017
Performed in the Show House Room at the Lincoln Park Conservatory
Midsommer Flight’s returning fare for the holidays is perhaps the most delightful Shakespeare I’ve been privy to, made only more magical by the panoramic walk up through the Lincoln Park Zoo lights and the oversized winter decorations hanging above the oversized fauna under the Conservatory’s oversized glass domes. –PerformInk
“…the festive mood sets a playful tone that continues throughout this highly enjoyable and ambitious production.” –Chicagoland Musical Theatre
“Putting a ready cast of 14 through paces as fresh as youth can make them, Dylan S. Roberts keeps fluid and supple Shakespeare’s self-consciously silly heartbreak. –Stage and Cinema
Reader Recommended! – Chicago Reader
“This production of Twelfth Night makes for an enjoyable evening of theater…Trust me, my friend the electrical engineer enjoyed it too. “ –Chicago OnStage
Cast and Crew
CAST: (beginning at top left): LaKecia Harris (Viola), Kristin Hammargren (Olivia), Ian Michael Minh* (Orsino), Elizabeth Rentfro* (Feste), Amy Malcom (Malvolio), Julian Stroop* (Sebastian), Jeremy Thompson (Sir Toby Belch), Sam Cheeseman (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Robin Waisanen* (Maria), Joe Sergio (Antonio), Halie Merrill (Officer/Musician), Shaina Schrooten (Fabian/Musician), Anna Civik (Valentine/Musician), and Summer Hofford (Officer/Musician).
PRODUCTION STAFF: Dylan S. Roberts* (Director), Chad Bay (Assistant Director), Elizabeth Rentfro* (Composer/Music Director), Chris Smith* (Co-Fight Director) Maureen Yasko (Co-Fight Director), Shawn Quinlan (Costume Designer) and Kanomé Jones* (Associate Producer/Casting Director)
Original music composed by Alex Mauney and Elizabeth Rentfro.
*Denotes Midsommer Flight Ensemble Member
Photo credit: Tom McGrath, TCMcG Photography
This project was partially supported by a CityArts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.