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BC acting troupe puts psychedelic twist on ‘Twelfth Night’

Rachel Britton and Seth Schoenhaus play Antonia and Sebastion in Bethlehem High School’s winter production of “Twelfth Night.”

Rachel Britton and Seth Schoenhaus play Antonia and Sebastion in Bethlehem High School’s winter production of “Twelfth Night.”

— Senior Dan Light plays Malvolio. He said as the play progresses, the characters begin to shed their dark period clothing and take on the colorful styles of the 1960s as a type of transformative symbol. His character is the last to do so.

“He has this ridiculous get-up that is an odd mesh of styles because he doesn’t really get this 1960s thing, so he just throws on something he thinks will look impressive,” said Light. “Because he sees Lady Olivia (his love interest) transform into a more vibrant character, he responds to that.”

Light said he thinks the updated setting lends a feel of progression to the play, not only in the sense of time but also character growth.

There are eight scheduled performances, from Friday, Dec. 7, to Sunday, Dec. 16, with curtain at 7 p.m. on Fridays, 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students, seniors and members of the military.

For more information or to reserve tickets in advance, visit theatrewithoutanet.org.

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