Opening night is one week from tonight and we're getting so excited to share this beautiful production with you! The world of Twelfth Night is topsy turvy. Mistaken identities, fools running amok, and pranks gone too far but through it all there is one character who is a beacon of true love, generosity, and kindness. This beacon is found in the most unexpected place - in the pirate, Antonio, who saves Sebastian's life.
Today, we'd like to introduce you to Ray Huth whose strong and genuine portrayal of Antonio will tug at your heartstrings.
Get his take on the Bard and Twelfth Night below!
Name: Ray Huth
What character do you play in Twelfth Night?
Where are you originally from?
When you're not onstage, what can you be found doing?
I'm an insatiable reader, I've always got a book on me. My favorite genres are History, Historical Fiction, and Poetry. Current favorite book, "Gates of Fire" by Steven Pressfield.
What intrigues you most about Shakespeare?
How only one line can invoke so many thoughts, feelings, and ideas.
What character is on your Shakespeare "bucket list" to play?
Coriolanus. I am fascinated by his intelligence, strength, and stubbornness. I think riding the waves of all of his remarkable attributes as well as his blunders would be a wonderful challenge and a rewarding experience.
Favorite Shakespearean quote:
"But screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we'll not fail." - Lady Macbeth
Twelfth Night is a classic tale of twins shipwrecked and separated in a foreign land. Both assuming the other has perished - search for a way to survive in this strange new world. In doing so, they find themselves quickly caught up in the shenanigans of a world filled with clowns, pirates, and lovers.
Twelfth Night performs July 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7pm and July 23 at 5pm at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. Tickets may be purchased in advance here.
About Classics on the Rocks:
Shakespeare doesn't have to be complicated and it's our mission at Classics on the Rocks to make classical theatre accessible, exciting, palatable, and fun for everyone - whether you're brand new to Shakespeare or have read the canon cover to cover.
At Classics on the Rocks, we believe that just as whiskey doesn't need anything more than rocks to tame it's bite. Shakespeare doesn't need fancy concepts, modernizations, frilly costumes, or big sets to make it relatable. All you need are talented actors who trust the text and tell the story. It's classics served simply on the rocks.