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Theatre Bristol presents Shakespeare in the Park "Twelfth Night"

July 27, 2021

Theatre Bristol presents Shakespeare in the Park with “Twelfth Night” Aug. 13, 14 and 15 in Cumberland Square Park in Bristol, Virginia.

William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” or “What You Will” is a tragedy turned comedy as twins Viola and Sebastian are separated after a shipwreck on the Illyrian coast. Thinking the other dead, Viola and Sebastian mourn their lost sibling. As they work to regain their footing on their separate paths, they meet some of the interesting characters of Illyria.

Duke Orsino, played by Mason White, rules Illyria and is madly in love with Lady Olivia. Viola, played by Cameron Roberts, goes undercover using the alias “Cesario” to serve as a page to Mason’s Count Orsino. As “he” tries to woo the lovely Lady Olivia, played by Bailey Lowe, on behalf of Count Orsino, Viola begins to fall in love with Count Orsino, herself. Meanwhile, Lady Olivia’s aunt, the brilliant, jovial Lady Tabby Belch, enjoys partying, and galivants and rouses the night with Lady Alice Aguecheek. Enelisa Sutton and Whitney Brooks delight as Lady Tabby and Lady Alice, respectively.

Chloe Campbell attends Lady Olivia as the clever Maria, as well as serves Sebastian as his loyal companion, Antonio. Riley Lowe captivates as the witty jester, Feste. Zaiah Gray will have you rolling on the floor laughing as Malvolio, in his yellow stockings and cross-garters, and wrench your heart as Sebastian as he reunites with his long-lost sister, Viola.

“Twelfth Night” is a Theatre Bristol Youth Service Board production, with Camille Gray as the director, Faith Vance as the understudy, and Samantha Gray as the YSB mentor.

“Twelfth Night” is presented free of charge at Cumberland Square Park, Bristol, Virginia, Friday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m.

Visit www.TheatreBristol.org for more opportunities including auditions for the Paramount musical “All Together Now,” the Halloween Theatre Bristol On Air radio drama, ARTspace Christmas production, and the #TBKDOS Series of Theatre Bristol. The #TBKDOS Series offers three safe ways to get involved that together preserve elements of live performance: auditions, casting, rehearsals, storytelling, acting, community, fun, entertainment and audiences too.

For more information, visit Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email info@theatrebristol.org.