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Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sara Holdren

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Unexpected love triangles, separated twins, and mistaken identities propel this gender-bending tale. A play saturated in perilous excesses—of love, of grief, of ego, of drink, of mischief—Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated plays and, perhaps, his most perfect comedy.

THIS SHOW IS FOR YOU IF…

  • You love hearing Shakespeare’s rich language made clear and accessible
  • You have that one friend who’s actually madly in love with the idea of being in love. Or you are that friend…
  • You want to see Joey McIntyre (Broadway’s Waitress and Wicked, New Kids on the Block) in the role of Orsino
  • You know music is “the food of love” and you can’t wait to feast on new songs composed by The Lobbyists
  • You’ve ever had to pretend to be someone else, just to survive in a strange new place
  • You get that every jester has a bit of a dark side
  • You want to see what’s next from Director Sara Holdren (former theater critic for New York Magazine/Vulture.com)

MEET THE CAST

Hannah Rose Caton

Hannah Rose Caton (Viola) is a NYC/London-based actress and recent graduate of The Juilliard School’s Drama Division. She’s thrilled to be working with Sara Holdren and to be performing at Two River Theater for the first time! Off-Broadway/Regional Theater: Mrs. Christie (Vermont Theatre Festival), An Octoroon (Chautauqua Theater Company), Untitled Russia Play (reading at Chautauqua Theater Company), Hay Fever (West Fulton Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sadler’s Wells Theatre). TV & Film: The Falling, LOH, Last Knights, Wizards vs Aliens, Beady Eye. Juilliard: Queens (by Pulitzer Prize winner, Martyna Majok), Detroit ’67Rita También Rita (The Playwriting Festival), Richard II, Queens Boulevard, Top GirlsDancing at LughnasaHamletOnce in a LifetimeOur Lady of 121st Street.

 

Celeste Ciulla

Celeste Ciulla (Maria) A long and winding road has finally led Celeste back to Two River Theater. She last performed here in the 1998/99 Season, in Thieves’ Carnival, and is so glad to be here! Celeste performed in 11 shows at The Old Globe, including playing Miss Lily in Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow’s Whisper House, Gertrude in Hamlet, Volumnia in Coriolanus and Tamora in Titus Andronicus. She was a member of the Pearl Theatre Company where she performed in 13 shows including Dona Angela in The Phantom Lady and Ariel in The Tempest. Last holiday season she played Queen Eleanor in The Lion in Winter at Pioneer Theatre. Other favorite roles include: Laura Reynolds in Tea and Sympathy at American Stage Company, Lady Macbeth at Pioneer Theatre and the Arizona Theatre Company, Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Hermione in The Winter’s Tale at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and The Ghost of Christmas Past in Cincinnati Playhouse’s A Christmas Carol. Though Celeste has yet to perform on Broadway, television or film, she keeps busy. She has recorded over 60 audio books with Recorded Books and has a home audio studio where she records for Elevate, the law company. She is a graduate of Northwestern and Harvard Universities and a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. celesteciulla@celesteciulla.com. A special thanks to Thom Clay at Acuity Artists and all of my dearest friends and family who have shown me so much love in the most difficult of times.

Tommy Crawford

Tommy Crawford (Feste)is an actor, musician, and composer, and is thrilled to be making his Two River debut (in his home state)! Favorite recent theater acting credits include playing Paul McCartney in Only Yesterday (59E59, Northern Stage), Carl Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet (Weston Playhouse), Percy in SeaWife (White Heron Theatre, Naked Angels), Once (Northern Stage), Veil’d (WP Theater), Alan in One Man, Two Guvnors (Florida Studio Theatre), Mark in A.R. Gurney’s Heresy (The Flea), and Bekah Brunstetter’s Take Her to See the Maco Lights (The Lark/Invisible Dog). As a composer, recent projects include SeaWife (2016 Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Music in a Musical, with The Lobbyists), From Cold Lake (PIT/PITCast), and The Burial at Thebes (UCSD/La Jolla Playhouse). As a music director, recent projects include One Man, Two Guvnors and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chautauqua Theater Co.), The Tempest (Saratoga Shakespeare), The Grapes of Wrath (Ubuntu, UCSD/La Jolla Playhouse), and SeaWife. Tommy is currently at work writing several projects, including Miss Mitchell (EST/SLOAN Commission); The Golden Spike (with The Lobbyists and Don Nguyen); Cry Eden, an exploration of the Cain and Abel story as a folk-rock epic; and Nia, and adaptation of Euripides’s Iphigenia at Aulis. Tommy co-founded and is bandleader/music director of NYC-based band and theater collective The Lobbyists. He is a lifetime member artist of the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Tommy grew up in Montclair, NJ, and lives on the Upper West Side of New York with his wife, director Sarah Elizabeth Wansley, his sourdough starter, and more instruments than he has room for. Edu: Yale. www.tommycrawford.com

Richard Hollis

Richard Hollis (Malvolio) Previously at Two River: Present Laughter. Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time(Barrymore Theatre), Travesties(Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Hangmen(Atlantic Theater), Muswell Hill(Barrow Group). Regional: Taking Steps(Barrington Stage), Bedroom Farce(Huntington), Twelfth Night(Center Stage),Stones in His Pockets(Hudson Stage),Hit-Lit(Queens Theatre), The Illusion(Triad Stage), The Sisters Rosensweig(Capital Rep), Romeo and Juliet, The Real Thing, Amadeus(Northern Stage). National Theatre, London: Coast of Utopia, His Girl Friday, Tartuffe, The Wonders of Sexand The Country Doctor. Other London theater includes Diana of Dobson’s, The Skin Game, The Years Betweenand Factors Unforeseen(Orange Tree Theatre), Torn(Arcola), and State of Innocence(Theatre 503). Film and television includes the upcoming Plot Against America(HBO), Blacklist,Dark Shadows, Believe, and the original BBC series of The Office, as well as Waking the Dead, EastEnders, Shakespeare’s Happy Endings, Silent Witness.

Carman Lacivita

Carman Lacivita (Antonio) Broadway: Marvin’s Roomand Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Kevin Kline. Off-Broadway: Henry 6th in Rose Rage: Henry the 6th Pts. 1, 2, 3 (Bayfield Award, Jeff Award, Drama League nomination), directed by Edward Hall; Colonel Brandon in Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility, Red Bull Theater, The Public, Drama League, The Pearl, Ars Nova and others. International & Regional: Darcy in Pride and Prejudiceat Syracuse Stage, George Is Dead with Marlo Thomas, directed by Elaine May, Dorset Theatre Festival, Arizona Theatre Company, Bermuda Arts Festival, George Street Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare, Long Wharf, Contemporary American Theatre Festival and others. TV/Film: Blue Bloods,Golden Boy,Royal Pains,Modern LoveMarino’s, The Chica Show. For iTunes and iBooks: Romeo and Juliet,A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth and Cyrano de Bergerac forGreat Performances (PBS). MFA–Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, BFA-TCU, Founding member of The Coop and Artistic Associate at Amphibian Stage Productions. Love to Tony and Gordon. www.carmanlacivita.com, follow on Instagram @lacivitacarman

Kathleen Littlefield

Kathleen Littlefield (Olivia) is thrilled to be making her Two River Theater debut! Broadway: The Nap(MTC), The Glass Menagerie(John Tiffany). Off-Broadway: Love, Love, Love(Roundabout), Linda(MTC). NY Theater: Convention(Brontosaurus Haircut), Invincible Ones(Columbia),Man of the Hour(Metropolitan Playhouse), Graduation Day(Middle Voice). Film: Tenured, Regarding the Case of Joan of Arc. TV: Orange Is the New Black, The Blacklist, It’s a Hit! (pilot). Thanks to Sara, the cast, everyone at Two River, Jodi, my Mine team and always Michael. All things SM: @kathleenslittle

Joey McIntyre

Joey McIntyre (Orsino) grew up four blocks away from the oldest community theater in America, The Footlight Club in Boston, MA, where at 8 years old he made his debut as Winthrop in The Music Man. When he was 12, his community theater career was held up by an audition for New Kids on the Block—the original Boy Band. A very long story short, the band went on to sell over 80 million records worldwide and continue to sell out arenas today. Joey has enjoyed success as a solo recording artist, including the Top Ten hit “Stay the Same” on Columbia Records. As an actor, Joey has been seen on TV and film including Matt in the film version of The Fantasticks, David E. Kelly’s Boston Public, The McCarthyson CBS, and Paul Feig’s The Heatwith Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. Through it all, his heart has always led him back to the theater, where his credits include many regional productions as well as Wicked on Broadway as Fiyero alongside Idina Menzel, Off-Broadway in Tick, Tick…Boom! and most recently on Broadway in Waitress the Musical. Love to B, G, R and K for making it all possible.

Luis Quintero

Luis Quintero (Sir Andrew Aguecheek) made his Two River debut earlier this season as Christian in Cyrano. Other recent credits include: The River Bride (Stages Repertory Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream,Man of La Mancha(Triad Stage); Around the World in 80 Days (A.D Players); American Mariachi(Denver Center Theatre Company/The Old Globe, San Diego; Love’s Labour’s Lost(The Acting Company/HVSF); Cyrano,Into the Woods,Twelfth Night, Book of Will,Pride and Prejudice (u/s) (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); A Midsummers Night’s Dream (N.C Symphony); The Lightning thief, A Christmas Carol(TheaterWorksUSA); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Our Town(Generations, A Theater Company). BFA: University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Kurt Rhoads

Kurt Rhoads (Sir Toby Belch) This is Kurt’s first time at Two River Theatre. Recent: Torvald in A Doll’s House, Part 2, Hudson Stage; Belarus in Cymbelineand Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Broadway: Julius Caesar. Off-Broadway: Mint Theater:Fashions for Men; Pearl Theatre: Othello,The Good-Natur’d Man; NYU Director’s Lab: The Seagull; Present Company: Americana Absurdum. Regional: Everyman Theatre: Sweatand Long Day’s Journey into Night. Shakespeare Theatre: Measure for Measure, Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Richard III. Arena Stage: How I Learned to Drive, Agamemnon and His Daughters. Denver Center: Book of Will. Clarence Brown Theatre: King Charles III, Titus Andronicus. Arvada Center: A Man for All Seasons. Playmakers Rep: Arcadia. Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth, To Kill a Mockingbird. Arizona Theatre Company:Blithe Spirit,Rocket Man. Old Globe: Fiction, Dinner with Friends. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: Inherit the Wind, Pride and Prejudice. Eight seasons as company member at Dallas Theater Center. Twenty-two seasons performing and directing at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: An Iliad, Measure for Measure, Othello, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, Macbethand Tartuffe. Video Games: “Red Dead,” “Grand Theft Auto,” “Bully,” “Warriors.” Education: University of Chicago (BA), DePaul University (MFA). He has worked with wife, actress Nance Williamson, in 66 plays.

 

Rudy Roushdi

Rudy Roushdi (Sebastian) Two River Theater debut! Regional: King Charles III(Seattle Repertory Theatre), Concrete Orange(The Guthrie Theater), Hamlet, RomeoandJuliet, and Cymbeline(Orlando Shakes), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo(7 Stages), The Liar(Seattle Public Theater), The Winter’s Tale (Seattle Shakespeare Company), Brooklyn Bridge (Seattle Children’s Theatre), Twelfth Night (Island Stage Left), Suffering, Inc. (Pony World Theatre). Film/TV: The Enemy Within(NBC). Rudy is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Drama Professional Actor Training Program. He would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support. Special thanks to Lily, Olive, and Masha.

 

Will Turner

Will Turner (Sea Captain) is an actor and songwriter based in Brooklyn. As an actor, he has been a frequent developer of new works with theaters like Ars Nova, New York Stage & Film, EST, and the Lark, as well as with rising indie filmmakers across the country. He writes and performs music with The Lobbyists (2016 Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Music, SeaWife). MFA: Brown/Trinity. Thanks to his family, to Gwen, and to Artists and Representatives. More at www.willturneractor.com

Tony Aidan Vo

Tony Aidan Vo (Fabian)is an actor, musician, and entrepreneur. New York Theater: The Great Leap(Atlantic Theater), SeaWife (Naked Angels, 2016 Drama Desk nomination), 1969: The Second Man (NYTW), Frontiéres sans Frontières (Bushwick Starr), These Seven Sicknesses (The Flea). Regional Theater: King of the Yees (Baltimore Center Stage), SeaWife(New York Stage & Film), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee(The Hangar), The Little Prince(Colorado Shakespeare Festival), and SeaWife(White Heron). Television: Queen Sugar(OWN), Instinct(CBS), and Alternatino(Comedy Central). He is also a co-founder of Audition.Cat, a new startup company that provides analytic tools for auditioning actors. Follow: @tvo_this, tonyaidanvo.com

MEET THE CREATIVES

Director

Sara Holdren
Sara Holdren

Sara Holdren (Director) is a director, teacher, and writer originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. She is the Artistic Director/co-founder of the theater company Tiltyard, as well as the Artistic Director of Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford. From 2017-2019 she served as the theater critic for New York Magazine and Vulture.com. Recent projects include The Merchant of Venice at Cleveland Play House; The Winter’s Tale with Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford; Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors with Two River Theater’s A Little Shakespeare program; MIDSUMMER (which she co-adapted from the play by William Shakespeare) with Tiltyard; Deer and the Lovers by Emily Zemba; The Zero Scenario by Ryan Campbell; and The Master and Margarita, adapted by Edward Kemp from the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov. Sara served as the Artistic Director of the 2015 Yale Summer Cabaret, where she directed the original production of MIDSUMMER and Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. She holds a BA in Theater from Yale University and an MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama. She is also a Drama League Fellow, a graduate of the Acting Shakespeare program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and the recipient of the 2016-2017 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism.

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Before play

Join us 45 minutes prior to every performance in the Two River lobby for a pre-performance talk, which will give you valuable insight into the play you are about to see. Talks last 10–15 minutes and are led by a member of the company or Two River’s Artistic Department.

LOBBY DISPLAY

Ranging from historical background to artist profiles, our in-depth lobby displays provide insight into the work on stage.

POST-PLAY DISCUSSIONS

Post-play discussions are scheduled following select performances of every production. During these discussions, audiences are invited to share their questions and responses to the work onstage with members of the cast and staff of the theater.

PRE-SHOW ACCESS TO THE VIP LOUNGE

Subscribers, Flex Ticket and Backstage Pass holders receive exclusive access to the theater’s VIP Lounge, one hour prior to show time. Complimentary tea & coffee will be served.

Access Performances for Twelfth Night

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Audio Described

Audio Description is available for patrons with vision loss. Using a lightweight headset, with no wires or cables, that operates with a FM system, patrons can hear a live, objective and concise description of the action on stage.

Audio Described Performances

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Open Captioned

Open Captioning is available for patrons with hearing loss. This service is useful to those who may not fully benefit from the FM amplification system, or who need help catching particular words. A screen, which projects dialogue as the action occurs live on stage, is placed to the side of the stage.

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AD
Audio Described

Audio Description is available for patrons with vision loss. Using a lightweight headset, with no wires or cables, that operates with a FM system, patrons can hear a live, objective and concise description of the action on stage.

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Open Captioned

Open Captioning is available for patrons with hearing loss. This service is useful to those who may not fully benefit from the FM amplification system, or who need help catching particular words. A screen, which projects dialogue as the action occurs live on stage, is placed to the side of the stage.