Che Ayende, Joe Paulik In 'Twelfth Night' Cast At Hartford Stage

Hartford Courant

Che Ayende (Hartford Stage's "The Whipping Man") and Joe Pauiik (Hartford Stage's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer") join the previously announced Kate McCluggage in William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at Hartford Stage.

In the show, which runs May 18 to June 16, Ayende plays Feste, Paulik plays Sebastian and McCluggage (Hartford Stage's "Bell, Book and Candle") plays Viola.

The show, staged by artistoic diorector Darko Tresnjak,includes McKinley Belcher III ("Invisible Man" at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company) as Antonio; Lea Coco ("Hamlet" at Washington D.C.'s Folger Theatre) as Orsino; Michael Spencer Davis (Hartford Stage's "The Tempest") as Sir Toby Belch; and AdamGreen ("A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Washington D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company) as Sir Andrew Aguecheek.

Also cast are Gregor Paslawsky (Hartford Stage's "Bell, Book and Candle") as Fabian and Sea Captain; Jennifer Regan (Second Stage's "How I learned to Drive")  as Maria; and Stacey Yen (Arena Stage's "The Arabian Nights") ) as Olivia.

Bruce Turk, recipient of a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship (Hartford Stage's "The Tempest" and "Measure for Measure") plays Malvolio. The Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship is a partnership for actors that supports their artistic and professional growth in collaboration with a TCG Member theater.

The cast will also include five students from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford: Josh Boscarino, Celina Lopez, William MackeKatie Schenker and Arielle Soloman.

Hartford Stage‚Äôs Production of Twelfth Night is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 

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