Repercussion Theatre’s Twelfth Night A Beautiful Evening

Jesse Nerenberg and Rachel Mutombo. Repercussion Theatre. Photo Valerie Baron Jesse Nerenberg and Rachel Mutombo. Repercussion Theatre. Photo Valerie Baron

If music be the food of love, then last night’s show of Twelfth Night (dir Amanda Kellock) was a feast indeed. Music consultant Bob Burns and composer Gitanjali Jain created a fantastic variety of music from madrigal to rock. The performances beginning with a beguiling Count Orsino played by Mike Payette, were a delight! Letitia Brookes was hilarious as Maria. Adam Capriolo was a delight in his physicalization of a long lean and riotous Andrew Aguecheek and Mathew Cabwe’s Sir Toby Belch had the audience breathless with laughter. Gitanjali Jain sang beautifully and her turns as Feste were delightful.

Mike Payette and Emelia Hellman. Repercussion Theatre. Photo Valerie Baron.

Mike Payette and Emelia Hellman. Repercussion Theatre. Photo Valerie Baron.

All of this under a starlit sky at Jeanne Mance Park. Amanda Kellock did wonders with her set and she directed a superb version of one of my favourite plays. Her work with the actors showed in their fine performances and delicious enunciation.

Matthew Kabwe and Letitia Brookes. Repercussion Theatre. Photo Valerie Baron.

Matthew Kabwe and Letitia Brookes. Repercussion Theatre. Photo Valerie Baron.

Rarely have I seen such a fine group of terrific actors have such a joyous time together on stage!

Jesse Nerenberg and Darragh Kilkenny Mondoux. Repercussion Theatre. Photo Valerie Baron.

Jesse Nerenberg and Darragh Kilkenny Mondoux. Repercussion Theatre. Photo Valerie Baron.

Grab your kids your spouses your friends and neighbours get a picnic basket of food and head out to see some Shakespeare that will thrill and entertain you.

Gitanjali Jain and Paul Rainville. Repercussion Theatre. Photo Valerie Baron

Gitanjali Jain and Paul Rainville. Repercussion Theatre. Photo Valerie Baron

Emelia Hellman Repercussion Theatre. Photo Valerie Baron

Emelia Hellman Repercussion Theatre. Photo Valerie Baron

Visit Repercussion Theatre’s website for times and locations, and do not miss this.

1 Comment on Repercussion Theatre’s Twelfth Night A Beautiful Evening

  1. Anonymous // July 7, 2015 at 3:33 pm // Reply

    Seriously tantalizing review here, Anna. What great photos!

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