PHOTOGRAPH BY JEFF FRA ZIER
Santiago Sosa (Oliver), Madeline Fendrick (Viola/Cesario) and Tamiko Robinson (Olivia)
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s Twelfth Night Two Locations January 8–31 “Twelfth Night is a really funny play,” says Denice Hicks, executive artistic director of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. “ With a fairy-tale approach, we are going to make the most of the comedy and romance, as we aim to lift spirits and lighten heavy hearts in the darkest days of winter.” This charming play is directed by Denice Hicks and features an original score composed and performed by Rolin Mains, a composer, pianist, musical director, and producer who won a Dove Award for Best Instrumental Album of the Year. Madeline Fendrick makes her Nashville Shakespeare Festival debut in the role of Viola, the plucky character who survives a shipwreck and the loss of her twin and then dresses up like a boy until she can figure out what to do. Other members of the cast include Bobby Wyckoff, Garris Wimmer, Derek Whittaker, Antonio Nappo, Justin Hand, Matt Lytle, and Megan Murphy Chambers. For the first time, the festival’s winter production will be performed at two locations: January 8–25 at Belmont University’s Troutt Theater and January 30–31 at Lipscomb University’s Collins Auditorium. For tickets to the public performances, please visit www.nashvilleshakes.org. For premium reserved balcony seating and other perks, check out the Winter Shakespeare Royal Package. To purchase tickets for school matinees, which are scheduled January 7–30 at 10 a.m., contact Nettie Kraft at firstname.lastname@example.org.