Innvar, Soule, Cox Star in Twelfth Night for DC's Shakespeare Theatre, Starting Dec. 2

News   Innvar, Soule, Cox Star in Twelfth Night for DC's Shakespeare Theatre, Starting Dec. 2
 
Director Rebecca Bayla Taichman's new production of Twelfth Night, featuring Veanne Cox as Olivia, Samantha Soule as Viola and Christopher Innvar as Orsino, begins Dec. 2 at Washington, DC's Shakespeare Theatre Company.

The co-presentation by Shakespeare Theatre Company and Princeton's McCarter Theatre will play the nation's capital first, to Jan. 4, 2009, at Sidney Harman Hall, where Broadway's Innvar (110 in the Shade) and Cox (Caroline, or Change, Company) recently starred in The Way of the World. Soule appeared in Broadway's Coram Boy and Dinner at Eight. The McCarter engagement of Twelfth Night will play March 8-29, 2009.

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The cast also includes Rick Foucheux as Sir Toby Belch, Floyd King as Feste, Nancy Robinette as Maria, Todd Scofield as Captain/Priest, J. Fred Shiffman as Fabian, Tom Story as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Ted van Griethuysen as Malvolio, with Nathan Bennett, Stacy Cabaj, Billy Finn, Dan Lawrence and Jeffrey Scott.

Samantha Soule as Viola
photo by Scott Suchman

Here's how STC bills the circa 1600 play: "One of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, Twelfth Night ponders love lost and found. A shipwreck separates twins Viola and Sebastian, but tragedy quickly turns to comedy when they wash up in a land turned upside-down by love. With raucous antics, ravishing language and rich characters, Shakespeare creates a bittersweet tale of laughter and longing." The creative team includes Riccardo Hernandez (set designer), Miranda Hoffman (costume designer), Christopher Akerlind (lighting designer), Martin Desjardins (composer/sound designer), Rick Sordelet (fight director), Daniel Pelzig (choreographer), Ellen O'Brien (voice and text coach), Alan Paul (assistant director), M. William Shiner (stage manager) and Benjamin Royer (assistant stage manager).

Taichman is remembered for her acclaimed STC production of The Taming of the Shrew.

For more information visit shakespearedc.org or mccarter.org.

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