THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED THEATRE COMPANY
BEDLAM Presents William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT (or what you will) In Rotating Repertory with William Shakespeare’WHAT YOU WILL (or twelfth night)
Five Actors. One Play. Two Ways.
Directed by Eric Tucker
At the Dorothy Strelsin Theater (312 W 36th Street, NYC)
TWELFTH NIGHT Opening Saturday, March 28, 2015
WHAT YOU WILL Opening Sunday, March 29, 2015
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“No troupe in New York these days rides the storytelling momentum of theater more resourcefully or enthusiastically than Bedlam.” – New York Times, Ben Brantley
“Bedlam Theatre Company is a band of gifted unknowns who can make theatrical magic in an empty room. That’s what Bedlam Theatre Company is doing with The Seagull and Sense and Sensibility. No theater troupe in America is doing more creative classical revivals.” – Wall Street Journal, Terry Teachout
The off-Broadway theatre company, BEDLAM (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Andrus Nichols, Producing Director), which received critical acclaim and multiple award nominations for its recent productions of Saint Joan and Hamlet, and The Seagull and Sense & Sensibility is presenting Shakespeare’s classic comedy Twelfth Night in rotating repertory with itself: Twelfth Night (or What You Will) and What You Will (or Twelfth Night). One play, two completely different ways, with the same five actors, at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 W 36th Street, NYC) for 8 weeks only. Now in performances, Twelfth Night opens Saturday, March 28 at 2pm, and What You Will opens Sunday, March 29 at 2pm.
“The version we’re calling, Twelfth Night (or What You Will) centers around the theme that love can be difficult and extremely hard, but in the end also very magical and rewarding. Our other version, which we’re calling What You Will (or Twelfth Night) centers around the theme that love is absolutely maddening and doesn’t always turn out ok in the end but it’s a wild ride,” said Artistic Director Eric Tucker.
The casts feature the original Saint Joan and Hamlet cast of Edmund Lewis, Andrus Nichols, Eric Tucker, Tom O’Keefe, plus Susannah Millonzi.
Twelfth Night (or What You Will) and What You Will (or Twelfth Night) features costumes by Valerie Bart and lighting design by Les Dickert.
Bedlam is a company committed to the immediacy of the relationship between the actor and the audience. With large ideas and modest budgets, Bedlam creates theatre in a flexible, raw space, presenting new writing, contemporary reappraisals of the classics and small-scale musical theatre. Their productions always include the audience. Storytelling is paramount. Bedlam believes that innovative use of space can collapse aesthetic distance and bring the audience into direct contact with the dangers and delicacies of life--inciting laughter and chaos, provoking thought and recreating the thrill of live experience.
Tickets ranging from $30-$49 are available at www.theatrebedlam.org. The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, Sunday at 7pm.
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