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TWELFTH NIGHT - September 22 - November 3 Extended!!!

Twelfth Night, written by William Shakespeare, is the classic tale
of love, loss, mistaken identity… and yellow stockings.
Taking place in the land of Illyria, Twelfth Night has live music.

written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

directed by JACK STEHLIN

dramaturg ALFRED MOLINA

with Josh Allen, Joe Bays, Robert Cicchini, John Cogan, Christopher Curry, Julia Devine, Daniel Hart Donoghue, Francesca Ferrara, Jerry Goble, Katherine Griffith, Dedalus Hyde, Thomas Kopache, Floyd Lewis, Jordan Lund, Mario Schugel, Jade Sealey, Josh Snyder

lights Derrick McDaniel
set
Victoria Proffit
costumes Laura Brody
sound Jeannine W. Stehlin

Reservations: 323.960.1054


Jade Sealey and Francesca Ferrara in Twelfth Night

 

Mario Schugel and Jade Sealey in Twelfth Night

 

Jordan Lund, Katherine Griffith and Robert Cicchini in Twelfth Night

 

Thomas Kopache and Christopher Curry in Twelfth Night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTOR AND PRODUCTION BIOS

 

 

Josh Allen

JOSH ALLEN (Sebastian)

orginally hails from Providence, RI ome previous theatre credits before coming to Los Angeles include: Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, Ferdinand in The Tempest, Hamlet in Hamlet, Noah in The Grapes of Wrath, The Young Man in The American Dream and Goose in Goose and Tomtom. This is Josh's first production both with Circus Theatricals and Los Angeles. Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble

Joe Bays

Joe Bays

JOE BAYS (Fabian)

With Circus Theatricals: The Adding Machine, Love & Sex over Dinner & Drinks (writer/director), The Circle.

LA theatrical credits include Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens at the Attic.  New York credits include Dispatches From Hell, Streamers and W.C. Fields - 100 Proof.  He was also in As You Like It at the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Death of a Salesman and O. Henry’s Christmas at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre.  Film and TV credits include “That Championship Season”, “Mike Hammer”, “3rd Rock From the Sun”, “Even Stevens” “Office Space”, “Space Jam”, “Office Space”, “Indecent Proposal”, and the upcoming film “Shopgirl” with Steve Martin.  Joe is Literary Coordinator for Circus Theatricals.

Member:Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Robert Cicchini

Robert Cicchini

 

ROBERT CICCHINI (Sir Andrew Aguecheek)

As an actor: Numerous Circus Theatricals productions include performances in Man.gov, Three Sisters, Hedda Gabler, Tartuffe, Modigliani, the Circle, Twelfth Night, The Job (Garland Award for Acting). As Director: The Lower Depths, The Maids, Antigone (Anouilh’s). Circus Theatricals Associate Artist. Member since 1987. As a director for Circus Theatricals: The Heiress, Antigone, The Maids, The Lower Depths.

Robert has over 100 credits in film, Television and the theatre. Recent films include: “War of the Worlds,” “Mrs. Harris,” and the upcoming “Dream Girls.” He has worked with many great film directors, including: Steven Spielberg, Francis Coppola, John Frankenheimer, Nike Nichols, and Spike Lee. His television credits include: “CSI,” “Six Feet Under,” “cold Case,” “24,” and most recently “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Desperate Housewives,” and the upcoming “State of Mind.”

John Cogan

JOHN T. COGAN (Valentine)

John is also making his Circus Theatricals debut, Some of the actors here are so good, they'll make your head explode.  Seriously, John is thrilled to be a member of a company filled with so many passionate, talented actors.  John believes everything worth doing is worth doing poorly several times until you get it right, and then it's worth doing brilliantly for as long as it can be done.

A graduate of the UCLA, School of Theater, Film & Television, he has also been seen as a detective in Murder by Misadventure, a thug in Riff Raff, and young love in Spaghetti & Apple Pie at the the Group Repertory Theater. John looks forward to making your head explode in this, and hopefully, many more Circus Theatricals productions to come.
Member: Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Christopher Curry

CHRISTOPHER CURRY (Malvolio).

With Circus Theatricals: Man.gov by Shem Bitterman

Other theatre credits include Peephole and Two Churches also by Bitterman. Broadway productions include All My Sons (dir. Arvin Brown) and The Crucifer of Blood (also at the Ahmanson). Original Off-Broadway productions include: The Foreigner, Kennedy at Colonus (dir.Steve Zuckerman), Strange Snow, Life Class, The Promise, and When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? Regional credits include: Buffalo Stage, the Berkshire Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, the Alliance, and the Long Wharf.. L.A. credits include: Other People’s Money (Geffen) and a number of workshops at Evidence Room, The Blank, The Falcon, and now Circus Theatricals... TV credits include “Huff,” “Crossing Jordan,” “West Wing,” “Strong Medicine,” “NYPD Blue,” “Chicago Hope,” “Dave’s World,” “Heat of the Night,” “Murder She Wrote,” “Wings,” “JAG,” “LA LAW,” “Thirty Something,” and “Guns of Paradise.” Film credits include Clint Eastwood’s “Flags of Our Fathers” “Lenexa, One Mile (written by Shem Bitterman and Jason Wiles), “City of Ghosts,” (dir. Matt Dillon), “Starship Troopers,” “Red Dragon,” “F/X,” “Bullworth,” and “C.H.U.D.” Married to actress and award-winning playwright Mary Portser.

Julia Devine

JULIA DEVINE (Musician / Ensemble)

Julia Devine, a new member of Circus Theatricals, is thrilled to be making her Circus debut. She has worked with the American Repertory Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Arden Theatre Company and Arena Stage, among others. Favorite roles include: “Pipe” in The Provoked Wife directed by Mark Wing-Davey at the American Repertory Theatre, “Rosaline” in Love’s Labour’s Lost at the ART Institute, “Girl” in The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie directed by Marcus Stern, and “Ilse” in Spring Awakening directed by Janós Szasz at the Moscow Art Theatre and American Repertory Theatre. An accordionist and pianist, she composes music and performs throughout Los Angeles. She recently received her MFA in Acting from the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

 

Daniel Donoghue

DANIEL HART DONOGHUE (Antonio)

With Circus Theatricals: The Adding Machine, The Heiress.

Newly arrived to the Los Angeles area, Daniel was most recently seen as Phil in David Darmstaedter's Beach Play. Other stage credits include: Marius, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Orpheus Descending, and A View From the Bridge."

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble

 

Francesca Ferrara

FRANCESCA FERRARA (Olivia)

Also for Circus Theatricals: The Adding Machine, Seduced, Greensward, The Circle, Sister Cities, and Max. Other recent theater includes the title role in Mark Troy’s Sister Snell at the NoHo Arts Festival. Television: Ugly Betty, Close to Home, The West Wing, Commander in Chief, The Unit, and Snoops. Her recent film Sven Stromson Blue, based on the life and art of Yves Klein, was an official selection at the 2006 Los Angeles International Shorts Fest.

Francesca is the Circus Theatricals Membership Coordinator and is a Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble

 

Jerry Goble

JERRY GOBLE (Sea Captain, Ensemble)

Circus Theatricals credits include: Iphigenia in Aulis, The Circle, Macbeth, As You Like It, Tartuffe, Antigone, Loose Ends, Three Sisters, and Hamlet.

Other theatre credits include: Burn This, The Marriage of Bette & Boo, New York Stories, The Shadowbox, Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and Waiting For Lefty which he also produced and directed. Film credits include "Deep Blue Sea," "Diablo," "The Neighborhood". Television credits include appearances on "The Nick Cannon Show," and "The Amanda Bynes Show" for Nickelodeon.

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble

Katherine Griffith

KATHERINE GRIFFITH (Maria)

With Circus Theatricals: Mrs. Zero in The Adding Machine

Katherine Griffith was last seen at Circus Theatricals as Mrs. Zero in The Adding Machine. Her acting or writing has been presented in over 100 venues, including comedy clubs, prisons, Zen centers, performance art spaces, international festivals, theaters, radio, books, TV, film and cell-phones. Her solos include playing: 17 wacky women in Crazy Ladies (Backstage West Critic’s Choice), 40 people in the 10-minute Window on the World, and many bizarre spirits “channeled by an overloaded psychic” in the Miss Pretty Hand shows. Other favorites: Dolly Levi ,The Matchmaker (Atlantic Theatre Festival); Mrs. Antrobus, Skin of Our Teeth (Geer), Bob the Gravedigger, A Perfect Wedding (Kirk Douglas); and in her own plays: Cassandra, Visions & Voices and Billy, The Ballad of Billy K (Jump-Start, O'Neill Conference). Through Theatre-of-Hearts, she works with at-risk kids. Juilliard graduate.

 

Dedalus Hyde

DEDALUS HYDE (Curio)

Currently in his first production for Circus Theatricals as Curio in Twelfth Night, Dedalus has recently returned to the acting world after a decade living in San Francisco and working in the mental health care field. Prior to that, he studied at UCLA and appeared in a number of TV shows, including “Beverly Hills 90210”, “Melrose Place”, and “Murder She Wrote”, amongst others. Since returning to Los Angeles one year ago, he has worked in over 10 short films and landed several roles on TV. His recent theater credits include the leads in the original one-act play If Only at the Marin County Fringe Festival and in The Sure Thing at the Walch Acting Workshop Showcase.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.


Thomas Kopache

THOMAS KOPACHE (Feste)

With Circus Theatricals: Mr. Zero in The Adding Machine, Man.gov, Iphigenia in Aulis, The Circle, Macbeth, Deconstructing the Torah, Antigone, As You Like It. Many Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and regional theatres.

TV: “Boston Legal,” “CSI New York,” “Catch Me if You Can,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Breakdown,” “Stigmata,” “West Wing,” “The Practice,” “Star Trek,” “JAG,” “X-Files,” Recurring role on “Close to Home. Extensive film credits include: “ “Catch Me if You Can,” “Trust Me”, “Adam and Steve” “Zodiac” (d/David Fincher) and “No Country for Old Men” (d/Coen brothers).

Circus Theatricals Associate Artist.


Floyd Lewis

FLOYD LEWIS (Ensemble)

With Circus Theatricals: Barnette Lloyd in Crimes of the Heart (Great Scenes from Pulitzer Prize Winning Plays), Oscar in Another Part of the Forest (" Great Scenes from Classic American Plays") Tuzenbach in Three Sisters (" Great Scenes by Anton Chekhov") Norman in Boys Next Door ("Ten Great Scenes"). Most recently in L.A. as Kurt in Drunk Talk. Originally from North Carolina, Floyd is a UCLA graduate,proud member of Circus Theatricals Studio for Actors and just living the dream!

 

Member: Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.


Jordan Lund

JORDAN LUND (Sir Toby Belch)

For Circus Theatricals: The Adding Machine, Weedwacker, Man.Gov, As You Like It, First To The Egg, Bender, The Sanest Men in America, The Cherry Orchard, and Tartuffe.

Broadway: Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, Macbeth (dir. by Estelle Parsons, Belasco NYSF). Off-Broadway: The Golem, Twelfth Night, King John (Delacorte NYSF). Other NY: The Kitchen, LaMama, INTAR, Ohio Space. LA: Romeo & Juliet (dir. by Sir Peter Hall, Ahmanson). Regional: Scapin (dir. by Bartlett Sher, Portland Stage), Scaramouche (dir. by BH Barry, TheatreVirginia), On The Waterfront (Cleveland PlayHouse), What the Butler Saw, (Great Lakes Theatre Festival). Over 75 Film/TV: “The American President,” “Doc Hollywood,” “Speed,” “Lockup,” “Lonesome Dove,” “The Stand,” “NYPD Blue,” “Law And Order,” “Star Trek.”

Jordan received his training at Carnegie-Mellon University. tlbrsm

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.



Mario Schugel

MARIO SCHUGEL (Orsino)

With Circus Theatricals: Morris Townsend in The Heiress.

Mario returns to the Circus Theatricals stage after appearing as Morris Townsend in The Heiress last season. Prior to that he performed regionally at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, American Players Theatre, the Avo Playhouse and Pennsylvania Center Stage among others. His television credits include “Nip/Tuck,” “CSI,” “ER.” “Charmed,” “JAG,” “The Division,” “Will and Grace,” and “The Pretender.” His film credits include titles you unfortunately have yet to see.


Jade Sealey

JADE SEALEY (Viola)

Circus Theatricals credits include: Marian Almond in The Heiress, Weedwacker, the title role in Iphigenia in Aulis, Sister Cities, Coffee to Go (The Circus Theatricals 7th Annual Festival of New One Act Plays), The Circle, Deconstructing the Torah.

Jade Sealey’s other stage credits include the roles of Cavale in Sam Sheperd’s Cowboy Mouth, Indra’s daughter in Strindberg’s A Dream Play, Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew, The Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Constanze in Amadeus, Mary in Green Eyes Dreaming.

Jade received her BA and went to graduate school in Theatre Arts at UCSC where she did two seasons with Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

Member: Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Josh Snyder

JOSH SYDER (Priest, Ensemble)


Stage credits include: Taming of the Shrew Hamlet, As You Like It, Macbeth (all Shakespeare Orange County); Tartuffe, She Loves Me, The Crucible (all Champan University). Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

   

Jack Stehlin

JACK STEHLIN (Director)

Jack founded Circus Theatricals in New York in 1983, and has produced over 40 plays in NYC and Los Angeles. An award-winning actor, Jack has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, and stages around the world. Jack is an alumnus of John Houseman's The Acting Company and a graduate of the Juilliard School. Most recently, he as seen on stage in the Circus Theatricals production of Complexity, and the Los Angeles premiere of Salome with Al Pacino, directed by Estelle Parsons.

As an actor, his Circus Theatricals productions include The Misanthrope, The Circle , Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard III, Tartuffe, True West, The Cheats of Scapin, The Job. Other Los Angeles Theatre:Speed-the-Plow (Los Angeles premiere), and Habitation of Dragons (Zephyr). His extensive notable New York credits include Richard II (dir. Steven Berkoff), Henry V (w/Kevin Kline), Casanova (w/ Ethan Hawke, dir. by Michael Greif), Henry IV, I (w/Mandy Patinkin, dir by Des McAnuff), Julius Caesar (w/ Al Pacino and Martin Sheen),Timon of Athens (dir. by Brian Kulick), Richard Foreman’s Don Juan, and Romeo and Juliet (dir. by Les Waters).

TV and film credits include the film "Salomaybe?" (with Al Pacino) and guest star roles on "Weeds"(recurring as Roy Till, captain of the DEA), "Without a Trace," ""NCIS," "JAG," (recurring), "Buffy" (recurring ), "Judging Amy," "The Practice," "Crossing Jordan," "NYPD Blue," and "ER."

This season, he continues his role as Captain Roy Till on the Showtime series "Weeds."

Jack is an alumnus of The Acting Company and The Juilliard School.

Alfred Molina

Alfred Molina

ALFRED MOLINA (Dramaturg)

With Circus Theatricals: Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard, Buckingham in Richard III .

ALFRED MOLINA is an accomplished and versatile actor with over seventy film, television and theater productions to his credit. He recently completed the feature The Little Traitor in Israel filming the adaptation of the Amos Oz Prize book, Panther in the Basement. Produced by Marilyn Hall and written and directed by Lynn Roth, the movie will be released in 2007.

In Spring of 2007, Molina starred opposite Richard Gere in Hoax for director Lasse Hallstrom, reuniting with Hallstrom who also directed Molina’s performance of the feature film Chocolate with Johnny Depp. Also in Spring of 2007 you will see the release of Molina’s performance in the HBO film As You Like It starring opposite Bryce Dallas Howard for director Kenneth Branagh.

Molina recently starred in Da Vinci Code for director Ron Howard and Sony Pictures where he had previously created the ground-breaking role of Doc Ock for that studio in 2004 for director Sam Raimi. Mr. Molina continues his association with Sony and has recently finished filming The Company for producers Sir. Ridley Scott, John Calley and TNT.

Molina has completed a run at the Mark Taper Forum of The Cherry Orchard opposite Annette Bening. His history in the theatre has been highly recognized with two Tony nominations, for Fiddler on the Roof and for Art, as well as, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Circle Critics Award for Art. He will next be seen in the spring of 2007 in playwright Patrick Marber’s Howard Katz for the Roundabout Theatre, in New York.

Some of his other films include Frida, opposite Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Geoffrey Rush and Ashley Judd, earning him Best Supporting Actor nominations from BAFTA, the Screen Actors Guild, the Chicago Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Critics Association. Molina also appeared in the Columbia Pictures thriller Identity, opposite John Cusack, Ray Liotta and Amanda Peet, the Jim Jarmusch film Coffee and Cigarettes and the Miramax release Undertaking Betty, a comedy with Brenda Blethyn, Naomi Watts and Christopher Walken

Molina made his movie debut with a small role in Raiders of the Lost Ark and had a notable role as a Soviet sailor in Letter to Brezhnev. His breakthrough role came in 1987 when he portrayed Kenneth Halliwell, the tragic lover of Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears. In 1998, Molina earned accolades for his powerful performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s film Boogie Nights, which won the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a theatrical motion picture. His other films include The Imposters, Anna Karenina, Species, The Perez Family, Maverick, Enchanted April, Pete’s Meteor, Not Without My Daughter, Dudley Do-Right and Texas Rangers. For television, Molina served as a producer and actor for the CBS situation comedy Ladies Man, co-starring Sharon Lawrence and Betty White.

Molina made his Broadway debut in 1998 in the Tony winning play Art with Alan Alda and Victor Garber. In addition to his own Best Actor Tony nomination, he received a Drama Desk Award for his performance, and the production was honored with an Outer Circle Critics Award for best ensemble. He starred in the off-Broadway production of Molly Sweeney, for which he was honored with a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Most Outstanding Debut Performance. His other theatre credits include roles in two Royal National Theatre productions, Night of the Iguana, and David Mamet’s Speed the Plow, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Comedy Performance; and Serious Money for the Royal Court Theatre and The West End. Molina also received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance in Oklahoma at the Palace Theatre.

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Derrick McDaniel DERRICK MCDANIEL (Lights)
With Circus Theatricals: Complexity, Greensward The Misanthrope and Iphigenia in Aulis. Derrick began his acting apprenticeship in 1990 at Theater East in Studio City, CA. This is where he honed the craft of stage lighting. A few of his lighting credits include “The Godfather Workout” for the HBO comedy festival in Aspen; “The Quiet Room” at the Whitefire Theater, “Worse Than Murder” at the Ventura Court Theater, and “Eubie Weller” at the Stella Adler Theater; “Among The Thugs” at the Odyssey Theater- and many others. Derrick was nominated for a 2004 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for lighting, in “Among The Thugs”, as well as, a 2005 ADA lighting nomination. He has earned critical acclaim, many times over, for his designs. Derrick would like to thank you for your support of live theater. Enjoy.


Laura Brody

LAURA BRODY(Costumes)

Laura Brody has been designing and building csotumes in Los Angeles since graduating from Cal Arts in 1992. She has several awards and nominations for her work with Theatre Banshee, the Actor's Co-op and Diavolo Dance Theatre. She's the resident designer for Theatre Banshee, having designed all their costumes since its inception, and is very happy to work with Circus Theatricals on one of her favorite Shakepeare plays. Some day she hopes to complete the canon, but doesn't expect King John, Henry XIII or Cymbeline to come around any time soon...


Victoria Proffit

VICTORIA PROFFIT (Set)

Victoria Profitt is a multi-award-winning theatre artist who since 1995 has designed over 130 sets on Los Angeles stages. She has worked at numerous venues including the Matrix, Tiffany, Skylight, Interact, Madrid, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, and Falcon Theatres, with noted directors as Gar Campbell (Pacific Resident Theatre), Andrew J. Robinson (Matrix Theatre Company), James Reynolds (Fremont Center Theatre), Allan Williams (Beverly Hills Playhouse) and Ron Sossi (Odyssey Theatre Ensemble). Victoria’s work has been recognized with awards from the LA Weekly, Backstage West, Drama-Logue, and Valley Theatre League ADA, as well as, nominations for Ovation and NAACP Theatre Image Awards. She is also recipient of the prestigious “Bob Z Award” for Lifetime Achievement, given by the Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle.
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Jeannine Stehlin

 

JEANNINE W. STEHLIN (Producer / Managing Director)

Produced over 40 plays for Circus Theatricals, including The Heiress, The Adding Machine, Man.Gov, Iphigenia in Aulis, The Misanthrope, Macbeth, Tartuffe, The Cherry Orchard, Richard III, Hamlet and The Cheats of Scapin, The Circle and the award-winning The Job by Shem Bitterman (LA and Off-Broadway). Sound design credits include Circus Theatricals 7th Annual Festival of One Act Plays (now playing), and The Circle (LA Weekly "Best Sound Design" nomination).

Acting credits include: The Heiress, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Job, Peer Gynt, Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, Hippolytus, The Stronger, The Art of Success, Women and Wallace and the films, “Watch It,” and “Rancho Cucamonga." Jeannine made her professional debut on the popular children's program, "Romper Room." Sound design credits include: Man.gov, Greensward, Complexity, and The Circle (LA Weekly "Best Sound Design" nomination).

Jeannine holds a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

William Shakespeare
(1564 – 1616) is widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.[ He wrote over 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and numerous poems.His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Few records exist about Shakespeare's private life, but it is known that he spent his first 20 years in Stratford, which include his schooling, early marriage, and fatherhood; the next 25 years as an actor and playwright in London; and the last five in retirement back in Stratford where he enjoyed moderate wealth gained from his theatrical successes.

Incredibly, there are very few original versions of Shakespeare's plays. In many cases, they have been reconstructed in part from scripts written down by various members of an acting company who performed particular roles.

Twelfth Night , or What You Will was first printed in1623 in the First Folio. Probably written in1601, it was acted in the hall of the middle Temple on February 2, 1602.

 
 
     

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