Twelfth Night coming to EPCC Forum

April 1, 2015

 

 

By George F. Stowe III

 

During the month of April, the EPCC Theater Ensemble invites you to set sail on an adventurous voyage on the high seas as they put on their 2nd performance of the year entitled the Twelfth Night.

 

This theatrical getaway is scheduled to get underway from the Transmountain Campus Forum Theater,

9570 Gateway North, April 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. as well as on the 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for non-EPCC students and military, and $7 for EPCC students, staff and seniors.

 

Dom Valdespino, who plays Toby Belch in the production, said the theater ensemble is ending the semester with a bang.

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Shaw / Tejano Tribune

Ashley Prieto (L) as Andrew Aquecheek and Dom Valdespino

as Toby Belch during rehearsals.

 

 

 

 

“The production has been both challenging and fun and it’s definitely going to be a great show,” he said.

 

“It’s funny as hell and has a lot of talented actors and actresses. It’s fun for the whole family.”

 

The show is centered on two shipwrecked twins, Viola and Sebastian, who get separated during

their maritime misfortune.

 

To further complicate the capsizing, the Countess Olivia is introduced to agitate the already turbulent waters with her swelling love for Viola, who at this point is disguised as a boy.

 

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the two, her seafaring twin Sebastian has fallen head over heels into the deep end for the Countess.

 

It was the legendary William Shakespeare who first penned and directed Twelfth Night around 1602,

but it is EPCC’s theater instructor Matthew Robert Smith who has taken the helm in this 2015 rendition.

 

The theater ensemble will put on three shows in the summer including: American Idiot, Bonnie and Clyde and Unnecessary Farce

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