Full-school ‘Twelfth Night’ on North Haven

Nov 26, 2018
Photo by: Amanda LaBelle Dylan Jackson, left, plays Duke Orsino; Sophie Hansen is The Captain and Maria Keeler, far right, Viola in North Haven’s production of “Twelfth Night.”

North Haven — The big fall theatrical on the little island of North Haven comprises students in grades K-12, as well as community members. Directed by Courtney Naliboff, who created the abridged script, they will present William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. at Waterman’s Community Center.

Naliboff, the island school’s music teacher, said she chose “Twelfth Night” both for its accessible, low-brow humor; and for its exploration of gender in relationships.

“While Shakespeare ultimately pairs his characters off in a heteronormative way, the characters experience a full range of human-to-human attraction through the story's path,” she said.

The cast features Dylan Jackson as Duke Orsino, Maddie Lattimer as Curio, Sophie Hansen as Valentine, Maria Keeler as Viola, Sophie Hansen as The Captain, Brett Thompson as Sir Toby Belch, Eva Hopkins as Maria, Dave Macy as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Morten Hansen as Feste the jester, Kelsey Jones as Olivia, Ben Lovell as Malvolio, Lila Bernard as Olivia's servant, Angela Martin as Fabian, Josiah Hansen as Antonio, Tobias McKenzie as Sebastian, Caden Cabot as First Officer, Deegan Lewis as Second Officer and, as the Clown Corps, Lily Martin, Maggie Greenlaw, Astrid Hansen, Elsie Mann, Emma Cabot, Deegan Lewis, Rémy LaBelle, Odin Corson, Sigmund Alexander and Noah Denis.

“I have been lucky to work with a cast which includes 15 students in grades K-12, and 10 incredible community adults,” said Naliboff. “And our designers have created a lush world, informed equally by royal elegance as by glam rock.”

Costume, hair and makeup are by Meg Nevells; scenic design and construction by Brett Thompson and Tom Emerson; lighting design by Josiah Hansen; and properties design by Eva Hopkins. Morten Hansen assistant directs, and also composed songs for the production (Marta Greenlaw plays flute). Backstage assistance is by Harley Denis, Sophie Hansen and Maddie Lattimer. Animations were created by Madison Hallowell and projections designed by Brett Thompson. Irene Prescott is light board operator, and Courtney Naliboff operates the projections.

Tickets are $7, $5 for students, with a $20 family cap. The Sunday matinee is timed between boats for those who might like to take the ferry and take in the show.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Dagney C. Ernest | Nov 27, 2018 17:19

Waterman's is right at the ferry landing, so no car needed - and the community center is a place to sit and have some coffee before the show starts.

 



Posted by: Peter Henderson | Nov 27, 2018 08:05

Can one walk to Waterman's from the ferry? Or would one need to bring the car over on the ferry?



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