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Film of Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Twelfth Night to Be Screened in Canada

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Brian Dennehy, Ben Carlson, and
Stephen Ouimette in Twelfth Night
(© Cylla von Tiedemann)
Brian Dennehy, Ben Carlson, and
Stephen Ouimette in Twelfth Night
(© Cylla von Tiedemann)
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival's current production of Twelfth Night, helmed by Des McAnuff, will be filmed for 2012 screenings at Cineplex and participating theatres across Canada. The film will be produced and directed by Barry Avrich.

The cast features Brian Dennehy as Sir Toby Belch, Stephen Ouimette as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Tom Rooney as Malvolio, Andrea Runge as Viola and Sara Topham as Olivia, with Ben Carlson as Feste, Trent Pardy as Sebastian, Cara Ricketts as Maria and Mike Shara as Orsino.

In the play, a shipwrecked Viola adopts male disguise and enters the service of Duke Orsino, only to find herself part of a triangle of unrequited love. Meanwhile, in the household of the Countess Olivia, Sir Toby Belch and his unruly companions trick Olivia's strict and disapproving steward, Malvolio, into believing that she loves him.

For tickets and more information on Stratford Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, click here.


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