Play to benefit Wieden Auditorium

12 years ago

Play to benefit Wieden Auditorium

    FORT KENT — Don’t miss the University of Maine at Fort Kent Summer Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s comedy, “Twelfth Night.” The play opens on Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, July 29, at 2 p.m. Both performances will be held in  Fox Auditorium on the UMFK campus.

    Tickets are $8 general admission and will be available at the door.

    Shakespeare’s enduring comedy, “Twelfth Night,” chronicles a tale of love, mistaken identity and self-discovery. The play showcases Shakespeare’s mastery of language and his ability to materialize the dualistic nature of man’s existence.

    “We’re very excited to be performing Shakespeare’s wild gender-bending comedy “Twelfth Night” this year. We have a great cast and think audiences will love the show. We’re also proud to be working in conjunction with UMPI to make this UMFK Summer Theatre’s first touring production. We’ll be doing two shows at UMPI to help benefit their auditorium renovation project. It is part of our mission to spread performing arts to underserved areas, and all of Aroostook County certainly qualifies as underserved. We aim to cast as wide a net as possible in future seasons, and the UMPI shows are a great place for us to start. Please come enjoy the talent of your community members,” notes Producer Aaron Bernstein.

    Dates for the UMPI performances are Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at Wieden Audtirium. Tickets $10 for adults and $8 for students. For more information on the play or renovations, call 768-9447.

    “Twelfth Night” cast members include Renee Deschene as Viola; Mark Schenk as Orsino; Alicia Bernstein as Olivia; Joseph Fishman as Sebastian; Joe Zubrick as Sir Toby Belch; Max Jandreau as Sir Andrew Aguecheek; Richard Turton as Antonio; Kellene O’Hara as Fabian; Melanie Morgenthaler as Maria; Corey Gagne as Malvolio; Aaron Bernstein as Feste/Captain; Megan Jandreau as Valentine; Robin Albert as The Officer; Autumn Bouchard as The Priest; Morgan and Desiree Dumais as the Attendants.

    Technician and production staff includes Director Corey Gagne; Producer Aaron Bernstein; Lights and Set Construction by Oliver Silva; Stage Manager Alisha Gould; Production Design by Aaron Bernstein, Corey Gagne, and Melanie Morgenthaler; Projection by Joshua Birden; Costumes by Sandra Bernstein and Melanie Morgenthaler.