"Twelfth Night"

Published on: January 30, 2009

The public is invited to join theatrical players from Lone Star College-Kingwood's Drama Department for the upcoming stage production of Twelfth Night opening Thursday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the SFA Performing Arts Theatre.

Twelfth Night written by William Shakespeare and directed by Eric C. Skiles continues the LSC-Kingwood 2008-09 theatrical season, "The British are Coming!" The Duke loves Olivia. Olivia loves Cesario. Cesario is really Viola in disguise, who is falling in love with the Duke. Throw in a twin brother and mayhem ensues! Mistaken identities abound in this mad-cap comedy.

This production will be LSC-Kingwood's entry for the Texas Community College Speech and Theatre Association Play Festival held in Weatherford.  Students will be eligible for many awards at the Festival including:  Cristi Guerra for Publicity, Amanda Merrick for Costuming, and Chris Gubbs for Stage Management. "This is my first chance to direct Shakespeare on campus," states Artistic Director Eric C. Skiles.  "We've been required to cut the play down to 80 minutes for the Play Festival.  This will be an incredibly fast-paced Shakespeare production because the action never stops!"

The Cast includes:  Kayla Ates, Laura Ham, Eric Kosecki, Natalee J. Stewart, Mitchell Morris, Maddie Karr, Jesse Anholt, Dan Calderon, Brennan Alexander, Cristi Guerra, Josh Heinrichs, Amanda Merrick, Stacy Mouton, Billy Reider, and Lauren M. Segovia.

This production is suitable for children age 12 or over.

Additional performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14; and a matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors (55+) and $5 for students. All tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 281-312-1532.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit lonestar.edu.