Detroit Film Theatre


STRATFORD PRESENTS: TWELFTH NIGHT

Sunday, October 14, 2012

 Detroit Film Theatre

  • For Everyone
  • Family Friendly

A Stratford Shakespeare Festival Production, 2011

Filmed before a live audience, Des McAnuff’s joyous Stratford production of Twelfth Night is set in a wonderland of music, sport and love. Featuring Ben Carlson as Feste, the bass-playing lead singer for the court, the great Brian Dennehy as the lascivious drunk Sir Toby Belch and Stephen Ouimette as his hilarious sidekick Sir Andrew Aguecheek, this production thrilled audiences throughout the 2011 season. Featuring an innovative eclectic score reflecting the history of rock and roll, Twelfth Night recounts the story of Viola (Andrea Runge), a young woman shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, who adopts a male disguise to enter the service of Duke Orsino (Mike Shara), only to find herself part of a triangle of unrequited love. Meanwhile, in the household of Orsino’s love interest, the Countess Olivia (Sara Topham), Sir Toby Belch (Dennehy) and his unruly companions trick Olivia’s strict and disapproving steward, Malvolio (Tom Rooney), into believing that she loves him. Hailed by critics as a thrilling theatrical event and embraced by capacity audiences as peerless entertainment, Twelfth Night reaches through the generations to bring the wonder of Shakespeare to audiences of all ages. (153 min.)

The DFT’s Crystal Gallery Café will be closed during September and the first two weeks of October due to glass and metalwork restoration of the café’s three monumental windows. Please excuse our dust while we complete this exciting project, the finished work will help to preserve the historic ironwork window frames of Samuel Yellin, and give visitors a beautiful view of the night sky and midtown museum campus along John R. During construction, beverages and light snacks will be continue to served on the ground floor in the central Loggia space near the theater entrance.

Sunday, October 14 at 3:30 PM