Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

directed by Ari Herbstman

Shipwrecked on the island of Ilyria, the twins Viola and Sebastian find themselves drawn into the romantic dalliances of the island's inhabitants. Loves are lost, found, revenged and tricked. Identities are mistaken, switched and twisted. Filled with music, romance, wit, swordplay and humor, it is no wonder that Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies.

About the Director: Ari Herbstman trained in theatre at the University of Iowa, in improv at IO (Chicago) and at Improv Boston, and in life at the school of hard knocks. He is excited to engage in his directorial debut with Theatre@First. He loves bringing to light those little moments of humanity in every character and every scene. His lifelong love of theatre was instilled in him by his parents (another scar).


Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 8pm

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 8pm

Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2pm

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8pm

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8pm

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 8pm


Twelfth Night was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.

The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.




Lady Olivia


Duke Orsino


Sir Toby Belch

Sir Andrew Aguecheek





Sea Captain

Police Officer

Angela Bilkic

Josh Coleman

Luisa Badaracco

Karen Fanale

Brian Keller

Brad Smith

Damon Singletary

Zach McQueary

Michael Glicksman

Brian Edgar

Matt Arnold

Vickie Wu

Jack Dietz

Mare Freed

Production Team

Producer/House Manager

Assistant Producer/Fight Captain


Assistant Director

Technical Director

Stage Manager

Asst Stage Manager/Props Coordinator

Sound Designer

Lighting Designer

Set Coordinator

Set Designer

Costume Designer

Costume Assistant

Make-Up/Hair Designer

Make-Up Assistant

Fight Choreographer


Publicity Manager

Graphic Designer

Program Layout

Chris DeKalb

Jared Hite

Ari Herbstman

Kamela Dolinova

Nellie Farrington

Maren Reisch

Brigid Battell

Jenn Woodward

Shelley MacAskill

Jo Guthrie

M. L. Van Nice

Elizabeth Ryan

Dan McConvey

Zeph Stewart

Nathan Barwell

James Hester

Michael Glicksman

J. Deschene

Kyle Day

Elizabeth Hunter