Entitled The WSXR Players present their June 7, 1944 Broadcast of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT or WHAT YOU WILL, the production will be presented by The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective. The cast, under the direction of playwright McCasland, will feature Mallory Berlin as Viola, Bjorn Gessle as Orsino, John Johmann as Malvolio, Shannon Munley as Feste and Kymberly Tuttle as Olivia.
Courtney De la Rigaudiere, Joel Haberli, Lincoln L. Hayes, David Marx, Christy Richardson and Patrick Whitehead will complete the ensemble.
McCasland will co-design costumes with Susan Percoco. The production will also feature lighting design by Gabrielle deGaetano, sound design by Dominick deGaetano and original music by Matthew Walsh.
According to press notes, the show "is set in the 1944 WSXR radio station in the heart of NYC [and] is presented as a backstage farce in a new adaptation of the play by director Steven Carl McCasland. Using Shakespeare's original text, the WSXR Players have come together to broadcast the romantic comedy as a way to escape from the news overseas. Complete with live commercial breaks, jingles, breaking news updates and plenty of backstage drama, you're guaranteed to have a ball."
The Barrow Group Theatre is located at 312 West 36th Street, 3rd floor. For tickets, visit beautifulsoup.showclix.com; $7 from every ticket sale will be donated to the USO (United Service Organization).