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Twelfth Night ()

Produced by

Alchemy Theatre

Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Simon Michellepis


Alchemy Studio Theatre


October 25th-26th, 2006


October 25th, 2006 – November 12th, 2006


Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies. In this bold new production, Alchemy presents it with a completely cross-gendered cast and sets it in the inner-city “Illyria Mental Health Women’s Shelter”.

Identical twins Violo and Sebastienne (associate artists Scott Gorman and Jennifer Finestone) are on the run from the law after a botched bank heist, and upon becoming separated they each seek refuge in the Church run “Illyria Women’s Shelter”.

With shelter residents Sir Toby Belch (Jess Moss) and Sir Andre Aguecheek (Tabitha Keast) as demented RenFest (ie Renaissance Festival) geeks, and Feste the Clown (Chelsea Manders) as a philosopher-poet homeless woman, this production promises to put a sharp-tongued spin on this classic comedy. (Show Press Release)


Rob Candy Olivier, resident psychiatrist
Joanne Mitchell Malvolia, his admin assistant
Emily Andrews Orsina, director of programs
David Simor Curio, security guard / Squeegee kid / A Priest
Liam Morris Mathias, maintenance man
Jessica Moss Sir Toby Belch, niece of Olivier
Tabitha Keast Sir Andre Aguecheek, her friend to whom she owes money
Chelsea P. Manders Feste the clown
Hayley Gratto Fabian
Scott Gorman Violo, and disguised as Cesaria
Jennifer Finestone Sebastienne, his sister
Morgonn Ewen Antonia, formerly expelled from Illyria

Creative Team

William Shakespeare Playwright
Simon Michellepis Director
Simon Michellepis Set Designer
D. Jeremy Smith Design Consultant
Kate McKay Lighting Designer
Erik Ross Sound Designer
Alex Amini Costume Designer


Steve Minnie Stage Manager
D. Jeremy Smith Scenic Artist
Scott Gorman Set Construction
D. Jeremy Smith Scenic Painter