Following the success of last year's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and a best production nomination for PINTER X 4 at The Irish Times Theatre Awards 2012 plus a return to Hong Kong and Singapore with our acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot, AC Productions return to Project Arts Centre with Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT from 2-20 July. For this wonderfully funny, fast paced classic comedy we have assembled a hugely talented cast of 14 which includes many company regulars, Paul Kealyn (Pinter x 4, Waiting for Godot, Merry Wives of Windsor) Patrick O’Donnell (Waiting for Godot, Merry Wives) Neill Fleming (Pinter x 4, Much Ado) Duncan Lacroix (Pinter x 4, Merry Wives). Directed by Peter Reid, supported by a fantastic creative and technical team.
How you can help.
We had a wonderful response to last year’s Fund it campaign for Much Ado about Nothing. We could not have staged the play without your support. In that vein we hoped to draw on your generosity once again. We have some great rewards this year too. As a company we really appreciate any financial support because despite our recent successes we remain unfunded and still exist on goodwill and box office. Everyone involved (20+ people) continues to work on a profit share basis. The cost of staging this hilarious piece of classic theatre for its three week run is approximately €11,500. We are hoping to raise €5,000 of that through this Fund it campaign. We understand that money is tight at the moment so we’ve included a reward that would be just a little over the cost of going to see the show. We promise you it will be worth it.
Viola, having been separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck is washed up on the shore of Illyria, a land populated by the vain, passionate and debauched: Orsino, the local Duke is in love with (both himself and) Olivia, a rich heiress in mourning for her brother. In her house lives Sir Toby, Olivia’s drunken opportunist uncle who is conning a buffoonish fop Sir Andrew Aguecheek who wants to marry Oliva. Olivia’s household is staffed by Maria her handmaid , Feste the clown and Fabian, underling to the pompous Malvolio. Malvolio craves marriage to Olivia, only to improve his status. Toby, Maria, Fabian and Feste hate Malvolio, Malvolio hates everyone. Viola dresses as a boy and falls in love with Orsino, but Orsino thinks he loves Olivia who falls in love with Cesario. Antonio, a pirate, loves Sebastian, Viola’s twin who did not die in the shipwreck. With it so far? Great! An evening of lovers, fools, gender confusion, lust, debauchery, music and a puritan.
If the campaign is successful your pledges will go towards the costs involved in staging the production, in particular insurance, costume, lighting and advertising. So, have greatness thrust upon you and pledge whatever you can and spread the word of the campaign to friends and family. Many thanks! Alex and Peter at AC Productions