“Twelfth Night” preview from Daily Tribune

‘Twelfth Night’ coming to Bonstelle Theatre

Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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DETROIT — The Bonstelle Theatre, 3424 Woodward Ave., presents William Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night,” Dec. 2-11. The production is lead by guest director Alison C. Vesely, co-founder and artistic director of the First Folio Theatre in Chicago.

The title of the play is a reference to the 12th night after Christmas Day, called the Eve of the Feast of Epiphany. It was originally a Pagan celebration turned Christian holiday, but had become a day of revelry at the time Shakespeare wrote the play. On Twelfth Night, servants often dressed up as their masters, men dressed as women, and so forth. This history of festive ritual and masquerading role reversal is the cultural origin of the confusion that Shakespeare incorporates in this play.

The cast includes local actors Andrick Siegmund of Pleasant Ridge and Justin Wagner and Nicholas Yocum of Royal Oak.

Regular tickets are available for $15 and $12 discounted tickets are available to students, seniors ages 62-up, Wayne State University faculty, staff and Alumni Association members. For more information, click www.bonstelle.com.

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