Cast and Crew for “Twelfth Night” Announced
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The Franklin College Department of Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at 8 p.m. beginning Thursday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 6 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.  All performances will be in Théâtre Margot in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts, located at the corner of Branigin Blvd. and Grizzly Dr.

 In one of the Bard’s most popular comedies, shipwrecked twins, a lovesick duke and a vainglorious steward converge in Illyria. Thrown into the mix is a young woman mourning the loss of her brother who finds herself drawn to the young man sent to woo her on the duke’s behalf. But he may not be the man she thinks he is. Misunderstandings and mistaken identities abound before the happiest of endings.

Robin Roberts, professor of theatre at Franklin College, will direct the play.  Roberts earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in playwriting from Southern Illinois University. He has a Master of Arts degree in theatre and speech from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in English from Clemson University. Roberts is a resident of Franklin.

General admission is $12. Admission for each performance is $8 for students and seniors (55 and older). Franklin College students, faculty and staff will receive free admission with a valid Franklin College ID. To reserve tickets, email or call (317) 738-8029 or (800) 852-0232, ext. 8029. Please claim reservations ten minutes before the performance. The box office opens one hour before the performance.


The cast for the production includes:

Tia Newberry, daughter of Kyle and Amy Newberry of Batavia, Ohio, will play the part of Viola.

Cameron McAbee, son of Christy and Jason Wicker of Indianapolis, will play the part of Orsino.

Claire Martin, daughter of Joseph and Kyla Martin of Columbus, will play the part of Olivia.

Chase Loyd, son of Michael and Bev Stein of Vallonia, will play the part of Malvolio.

Troy Bridges, son of Keith and Kristina Schaffer of Indianapolis, will play the part of Fool.

Jared Schoen, son of Jerry and Becky Schoen of Columbus, will play the part of Sir Toby.

Sydney Johnson, daughter of Michele Johnson of Seymour, will play the part of Maria.

Eli Miller, son of Timothy Miller of Martinsville, will play the part of Sir Andrew.


The crew for the production includes:

Taylor Work, son of Carla Work of Greenwood, is the stage manager.

Laura Smith, daughter of Jeffrey and Lisa Smith of Milroy, is the lighting designer.

Erikka Ededuwa, daughter of Ed and Linda Ededuwa of Fishers, is the assistant stage manager.


Contact the Franklin College Office of Communications for more information at (317) 738-8185. 

POSTED Sep 24, 2018