The Shakespeare Company

Twelfth Night strikes right balance of romance & bawdy fun

New Calgary production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night strikes right balance of romance and bawdy fun By Louis B Hobson, Calgary Sun Saturday, May 17, 2014 Because Shakespeare's Twelfth Night juggles comedy, cruelty and romance in equal measures it takes a skilled director to find the proper balance. In Kate...

Ronda Borneman- Costume Design

Ronda Borneman designed Land of the Dead and The Winter's Tale for TSC before Twelfth Night, and is designing for Calgary Opera's Candide for Opera in the Village, the only outdoor opera festival in North America! As a costume designer, how do you approach a show? When I design a show the...

Ayla Stephen- Maria

Ayla Stephen is the Artistic Associate for The Shakespeare Company and created our Outreach Program.  She has acted and directed many times for TSC, most recently as Cassius in the Julius Caesar Outreach show in the fall. You played Viola in Twelfth Night while at the University of...

Devon Dubnyk- Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Devon Dubnyk plays Sir Andrew Aguecheek, a man who plays o'th'viol-de-gamboys, and speaks three or four languages word for word without book and hath all the good gifts of nature, aka Sir Andrew Agueface. What excites you most about working on Twelfth Night?  Going into rehearsal knowing...

Sarah Wheeldon- Olivia

Sarah Wheeldon plays Olivia, a virtuous maid that may just purge the air of pestilence with her beauty. What excited you most about working on Twelfth Night? All the great people I get to learn from and speaking these amazing words. How would you describe Olivia?  She's the double...

Alex Cherovsky- Antonio

Alex Cherovsky was last seen with The Shakespeare Company as Autloycus in The Winter's Tale, in cooperation with Mount Royal University. In Twelfth Night, he plays Antonio. What excites you most about working on Twelfth Night? I'm really excited just to be working on my first professional show exclusively with...

Brett Dahl- Sebastian

Brett Dahl has performed with our Outreach Program twice, and plays Sebastian, Viola's twin brother, in Twelfth Night.  This past summer, he was Romeo in Shakespeare in the Park's Romeo and Juliet. How has it been having a Shakespeare filled year, what with Romeo and Juliet for Shakespeare in the...

Cam Ascroft- Malvolio

Cam Ascroft plays Malvolio in Twelfth Night.  (The smiling, yellow stocking, cross-gartered fellow.) What excites you most about working on Twelfth Night? Returning to a role I last played 18 years ago, as an older, and possibly wiser, actor. How would you describe your character? Complex. And misunderstood. An outsider. What’s...

Lara Schmitz- Viola

Lara Schmitz is General Manager for The Shakespeare Company and her artistic involvement has included assistant directing The Winter's Tale and playing Brutus in the Julius Caesar outreach show in Fall 2013.  In Twelfth Night, she plays Viola. What excites you most about working on Twelfth Night? The people working on the...

DiVerseCity

The Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce a new initiative: DiVerseCity!  DiVerseCity is a new initiative to create an ensemble of actors of diverse ethnicities to perform Shakespeare in all four quadrants of Calgary. Because Shakespeare’s stories and characters are universal, his text is ideal for showcasing ethnic...