JULY 2023 / Free Shakespeare in the Park Series

JULY 2023 / Free Shakespeare in the Park Series

Studio Theater of Long Island Shakespeare Troupe and Islip Arts Council present
"Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare

A fully costumed version of "Twelfth Night" has been created by Studio Theater Long Island Troupe for Islip Arts Council. This limited engagement will be performed FREE at the following locations:
July 27 on the Lawn behind the IAC Gallery, Bay Shore / 5pm
August 3 at Long Island Maritime Museum, W. Sayville / 6pm
August 17 at Bay Shore Band Shell, Bay Shore / 6 pm
August 27 at Brookside Park, Sayville / 2 pm

*Schedule subject to change

Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare that is believed to have been written around 1601–1602 as a Twelfth Night entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as Cesario) falls in love with the Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man.

The play expanded on the musical interludes and riotous disorder expected of the occasion, with plot elements drawn from the short story "Of Apollonius and Silla" by Barnabe Rich, based on a story by Matteo Bandello. The first documented public performance was on 2 February 1602, at Candlemas, the formal end of Christmastide in the year's calendar. The play was not published until 1623.

Director: Sam Everett
Viola: Dana Tortora
Olivia: Rosie Collette
Maria: Meredith Spencer
Sir Toby Belch: Tim Gillespie
Malvolio: Scott Earle/HeatherLegnosky
Fool: Dan Rock
Fabian: Ranier Pasca
Orsino: Luke Legnosky/Ali Hosseini

Sebastian: George Concannon
Antonio: Rich O'Sullivan
Captain: Ranier Pasca
Priest: Dan Asfeste
Officer: Michaela DeJoseph
Musician: Brian Block



Founded in 1974, the Islip Arts Council is dedicated to leadership, advocacy, and excellence in the arts. Our goal is to present, produce, and promote culturally responsive, high quality programs in varied artistic disciplines for our diverse Long Island community.


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