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Twelfth Night (at The Mount)

Twelfth Night (at The Mount)

**This production is at The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, located at 2 Plunkett Street, at the corner of Route 7 in Lenox, just a short distance from Shakespeare & Company. Bring chairs or blankets, and a picnic; grounds open 90 minutes before each performance. Chairs are available for rent for a fee of $2 per chair.

Outdoors, fresh, and fast-paced, Shakespeare’s rebellious comedy catapults audiences into a world of illusion, debauchery and mayhem. Amidst the forest and foliage, audiences are transported to the mythical land of Illyria—alongside the recently shipwrecked and lovelorn Viola. This 90-minute frolic unravels a madcap mix-up of characters and offers a reunion of epic proportions.

*Shakespeare in American Communities brings professional productions of Shakespeare and related educational activities to communities throughout the country. This year 40 theatre companies in 25 states and D.C. will conduct symposia, workshops, educational programs and performances like this one in local middle and high schools.

Generously sponsored by Natalie and Howard Shawn

Photos & Videos

Zoe Laiz. Twelfth Night rehearsal. Shakespeare & Company, 2016. Photo by Ava G. Lindenmaier.

Marcus Kearns, Gregory Boover and Conor Seamus Moroney. Twelfth Night rehearsal, Shakespeare & Company 2016. Photo by Ava G. Lindenmaier.

Colin Gold, Marcus Kearns, Gregory Boover and Conor Seamus Moroney. Twelfth Night rehearsal, Shakespeare & Company 2016. Photo by Ava G. Lindenmaier.

Conor Seamus Moroney and Zoe Laiz. Twelfth Night rehearsal. Shakespeare & Company, 2016. Photo by Ava G. Lindenmaier.

Gregory Boover. Twelfth Night rehearsal, Shakespeare & Company 2016. Photo by Ava G. Lindenmaier.

Artists

Hannah Gellman

Hannah Gellman

(Gentlewoman) Shakespeare & Young Company, Summer 2015. Hannah is an English major at Carleton College and is very excited to be at Shakespeare & Company this summer! more(Gentlewoman) Shakespeare & Young Company, Summer 2015. Hannah is an English major at Carleton College and is very excited to be at Shakespeare & Company this summer!

Colin Gold

Colin Gold

(Malvolio/Sebastian) S&Co: Malcolm/ Murderer/ Witch Macbeth; Claudius/Ghost Hamlet. Theatre credits include: Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage); Christmas Carol & You Can't Take It With You (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); also Winnipesaukee Playhouse and The Royal Theatre of Bath (UK). TV/Film: Mysteries of the Castle; Blood Feuds; Occupation: Hunter. Training: Masters more(Malvolio/Sebastian) S&Co: Malcolm/ Murderer/ Witch Macbeth; Claudius/Ghost Hamlet. Theatre credits include: Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage); Christmas Carol & You Can't Take It With You (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); also Winnipesaukee Playhouse and The Royal Theatre of Bath (UK). TV/Film: Mysteries of the Castle; Blood Feuds; Occupation: Hunter. Training: Masters in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Kaileela Hobby

Kaileela Hobby

(cast) Second season with S&Co: Lady Macbeth/Ross/Witch, NE Tour of Macbeth. Co-director, Fall Festival of Shakespeare (Lee High School, 2015); Tybalt/Lady Capulet/Peter/Sister Joan, NE Tour of Romeo and Juliet). Favorite Regional and NYC credits include: Juliet, Romeo and Juliet; Bianca, Taming of the Shrew (Adirondack Shakespeare Company); Benvolio, Romeo more(cast) Second season with S&Co: Lady Macbeth/Ross/Witch, NE Tour of Macbeth. Co-director, Fall Festival of Shakespeare (Lee High School, 2015); Tybalt/Lady Capulet/Peter/Sister Joan, NE Tour of Romeo and Juliet). Favorite Regional and NYC credits include: Juliet, Romeo and Juliet; Bianca, Taming of the Shrew (Adirondack Shakespeare Company); Benvolio, Romeo and Juliet and Harlequin, The Triumph of Love (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey NSE tour); Joan, Mother of the Maid; Lis, Out of Orbit (Berkshire Playwrights Lab); Laertes, The Ghost (Bottoms Dream); Cinderella, Cinderella (Galli Children’s Theatre).

Marcus Kearns

Marcus Kearns

(cast) Sixth season with S&Co: Macbeth/Murderer, Northeast Regional Tour Macbeth; Adrian, Private Eyes; Romeo/Peter, Northeast Regional Tour Romeo and Juliet; Kinesis, Lysistrata; Andres, Les Faux Pas; Marcus, SLaW; Philiste, The Liar. Broadway Carpentry: Allegiance, On the 20th Century, Something Rotten!, Finding Neverland. Regional Carpentry: Private Eyes, Mother Courage, Beauty Queen more(cast) Sixth season with S&Co: Macbeth/Murderer, Northeast Regional Tour Macbeth; Adrian, Private Eyes; Romeo/Peter, Northeast Regional Tour Romeo and Juliet; Kinesis, Lysistrata; Andres, Les Faux Pas; Marcus, SLaW; Philiste, The Liar. Broadway Carpentry: Allegiance, On the 20th Century, Something Rotten!, Finding Neverland. Regional Carpentry: Private Eyes, Mother Courage, Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Tempest. Training: Clown Intensive 2013 S&Co: Month-long Intensive 2012 (Franklin Pierce University).

Zoë Laiz

Zoë Laiz

(Olivia/Antonia) Sixth season. Zoë is a Berkshire native and a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC. She most recently appeared at Shakespeare &Company as Bellemante in Emperor of the Moon and Olivia/Antonia in Twelfth Night. Other S&Co credits include: Northeast Regional Tour of Macbeth (Witch/ Lady more(Olivia/Antonia) Sixth season. Zoë is a Berkshire native and a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC. She most recently appeared at Shakespeare &Company as Bellemante in Emperor of the Moon and Olivia/Antonia in Twelfth Night. Other S&Co credits include: Northeast Regional Tour of Macbeth (Witch/ Lady Macduff/ Lennox), Shakespeare & The Language That Shaped A World (Ensemble), Richard III (Young Elizabeth). WAM Theatre: The Oregon Trail (Jane), Water By The Spoonful (Orangutan). Stella Adler Studio: Top Girls (Angie), All’s Well That Ends Well (Lavatch). zoelaiz.com

Conor Seamus Moroney

Conor Seamus Moroney

(cast) Third season with S&Co: Banquo/Porter, Macbeth '16 Schools Tour; Benvolio/Paris/Prince, Romeo and Juliet; Cleante, Tartuffe; Fall Festival Director 2009-2013; Regional: Orsino, Twelfth Night; Andrew Ralley, I Hate Hamlet; Antony, Julius Caesar; (Advice to the Players); Richard Hannay, The 39 Steps (Firehouse Center for the Arts); Don Pedro, Much Ado more(cast) Third season with S&Co: Banquo/Porter, Macbeth '16 Schools Tour; Benvolio/Paris/Prince, Romeo and Juliet; Cleante, Tartuffe; Fall Festival Director 2009-2013; Regional: Orsino, Twelfth Night; Andrew Ralley, I Hate Hamlet; Antony, Julius Caesar; (Advice to the Players); Richard Hannay, The 39 Steps (Firehouse Center for the Arts); Don Pedro, Much Ado About Nothing (Arts After Hours). Training: BA from MCLA, Shakespeare & Company STI '10, The Barrow Group.

Lauren Russo

Lauren Russo

(Gentlewoman) First season with S&Co. Young Company, Summer 2015. Lauren is a Theater and Performance Major at Bard College. more(Gentlewoman) First season with S&Co. Young Company, Summer 2015. Lauren is a Theater and Performance Major at Bard College.

Keondra Walker

Keondra Walker

(Gentlewoman) First season with S&Co, member ot Young Company, 2015. Keondra is a senior at Coastal Carolina University and is from Charleston, South Carolina. Productions include Macbeth, The Crucible, Blood Wedding, Picnic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The VM, Come Woo Me and The Handkerchief. She is very excited more(Gentlewoman) First season with S&Co, member ot Young Company, 2015. Keondra is a senior at Coastal Carolina University and is from Charleston, South Carolina. Productions include Macbeth, The Crucible, Blood Wedding, Picnic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The VM, Come Woo Me and The Handkerchief. She is very excited to be a part of Shakespeare and Company this summer.

Jonathan Croy

Jonathan Croy

(Director) Thirty-first season with S&Co. Company member since 1982, Jon has played more than 70 roles in over 60 plays. Directing credits with the Company include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richard III, The Compleat Wrks of Wm Shkspr (Abridged), Twelfth Night, The Real Inspector Hound, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, more(Director) Thirty-first season with S&Co. Company member since 1982, Jon has played more than 70 roles in over 60 plays. Directing credits with the Company include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richard III, The Compleat Wrks of Wm Shkspr (Abridged), Twelfth Night, The Real Inspector Hound, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The 39 Steps, Julius Caesar, Private Eyes, Romeo & Juliet and Scapin. Jon has been a mainstay of our award-winning Education Program for more than a quarter century.

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