Twelfth Night, Or What You Will: Presented by Bay Street Theater's New Shakespeare Initiative & Hamptons Shakespeare Festival
Piper Perabo as Viola
TONIGHT & TOMORROW: FREE Reading of Twelfth Night, Or What You Will at 7 pm at Mashashimuet Park
August 16: VIP Benefit reading of Twelfth Night, Or What You Will
Contact Kim Fink at 631-725-0818 Ext. 112 for the VIP Benefit
The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative & Hamptons Shakespeare Festival will the present three outdoor staged readings of TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL on August 14, 15, and 16. This initiative is an ongoing and growing program, with an additional performance this year, which offers exciting performances and educational opportunities focusing on the work of William Shakespeare at Bay Street Theater.
JULIA MOTYKA AS OLIVIA
JOSH GLADSTONE AS SIR TOBY BELCH
KATE MUETH AS MARIA
KYLE BARISICH AS ANTONIO
SEAN DUGAN AS MALVOLIO
LUCAS HALL AS SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK
DAN AMBOYER AS SEBASTIAN
ROBERT ELI AS ORSINO
NICK CEARLEY AS FESTE
NEAL KELLEY AS CAPTAIN
AUSTYN MYERS AS VALENTINE
FREE STAGED READING FOR THE COMMUNITY
On Friday and Saturday, August 14-15, Hamtons Shakespeare Festival & Bay Street will host its Shakespeare Initiative's second annual performance, this year of Twelfth Night beginning at 7 pm both nights at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor. This reading is offered to the community at no charge. There will be seating in bleachers, but guests are invited to bring their own chairs, picnics and blankets to enjoy this special sunset production under the stars.
The third performance will be a VIP benefit on Sunday, August 16 to be held overlooking the water at a private waterfront estate. The event includes a reception with the cast, and the evening begins at 6:30 pm with cocktails followed by Twelfth Night reading at 7 pm. Tickets are $250. Contact Kim Fink at 631-725-0818 Ext. 112 to purchase tickets.
"Bay Street is very excited to spotlight the work of William Shakespeare in our community. Considered by many to be the greatest playwright of all time, Shakespeare's plays are as entertaining and relevant today as they have ever been. We are delighted to launch an initiative which we hope will make Bay Street Theater a center for the Bard's work on the East End."
Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, a nonprofit organization, has provided cultural and educational programs on the East End since 1996. Its free outdoor productions have been seen by tens of thousands of individuals and families. It has employed hundreds of actors, musicians, technicians, administrators, and others. And its educational programs have reached thousands of children from Montauk to Manhattan.
The Bay Street Theater Shakespeare Initiative is offering supporters the opportunity to be a patron of the world of Shakespeare by sponsoring a character in Twelfth Night, as part of the Join the Company campaign. Sponsors will be able to consult with the actors and will receive complimentary passes to the VIP Benefit on August 16, as well as an opportunity to be photographed with the cast members playing their sponsored characters. Contact Bay Street's Development office at 631-725-0818 for details.
Twelfth Night, Or What You Will is Shakespeare's hilarious romantic comedy, filled with unrequited love, disguise, and cross dressing!