WEST BLOOMFIELD, Michigan (WXYZ) - Slipstream Theatre Initiative is holding an encore production of it's all-male Twelfth Night. The original performance was a one night only engagement presented at the Michigan Actors Studio. Producers say they are bringing it back due to "popular demand."
The show will take to the Two Muses stage for one more laugh out loud showing of Shakespeare's timeless classic with some new twists.
The cast consists of ten males and explores the idea of gender identity in a world where male and female are not the only genders and identity is an elusive word. Take the Bard's fantastic tale of woman posing as man to find her long lost twin, add the comically tragic love triangle and then throw in the idea of sexual confusion and identity crisis and you've got the world we live in.
One night only and back by an overwhelming demand, Slipstream is excited to take you on this journey and introduce you to Shakespeare in a way you are not used to seeing him. The three hour play has been edited down to just about an hour and there is no shortage of fun. You are guaranteed to laugh from your gut and question what gender is in the fast paced, endlessly questionable world in which we live.
The cast consists of Steve Xander Carson, Emilio Rodriguez, Joshua Daniel Palmer, Miles Bond, Dick Ward, Dan Helmer, Bailey Boudreau, Brenton Herwat, Ryan Ernst and Chad William Baker.
Produced by Slipstream Theatre Initiative and Emilio Rodriguez. Directed and costumed by Bailey Boudreau. Edited by Emilio Rodriguez. Set design and execution by Alexander H. Trice.
When: Wednesday May 7th, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Two Muses Theater inside the West Bloomfield Barnes and Noble
Ticket price: $10
Running time: 60 minutes.
Contact: Bailey Boudreau InsideTheSlipstream@gmail.com