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Release Date: 
Monday, March 21, 2005

HFC Theatre presents 'Twelfth Night'

Event Date: 
Mon, 03/21/2005 to Sun, 05/01/2005
Twelfth Night Poster
Twelfth Night Poster

HFCC Theatre presents Twelfth Night

Henry Ford Community College will present Shakespeare’s 'Twelfth Night' April 8 through May 1 in the Adray Auditorium of the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center on HFCC’s main campus, located at 5101 Evergreen Road in Dearborn. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. only on Sundays. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for high school students.

Seating is limited, and tickets are on sale now. For ticket reservations, please call HFCC’s Fine Arts and Fitness Division at 313-845-6475. The show is recommended for ages 13 and up.

According to HFCC theater instructor Gerry Dzuiblinski, who will direct the production, the play deals with virtue, 'which is very relevant in contemporary society.'

Michael Fisher of Garden City stars as Orsino, the Duke of Illyria. Tess Ulrey of Dearborn and Kori Bielaniec of Livonia will take turns co-starring as Olivia. Daniela Kalota of Livonia co-stars as Viola, who disguises herself as Caesario. Ryan Metcalf of Dearborn plays Sebastian, Viola’s twin brother. Brad Miller of Wyandotte portrays Sir Toby Belch, Olivia’s uncle.

Rounding out the cast are Steffen Dziczek of Dearborn Heights, who plays Sir Andrew, and Julie Brock of Dearborn, who is Feste, Olivia’s jester.

Set in the fictional country of Illyria, the show looks at complicated interrelationships of the characters involving romantic love, family love, pledges of loyalty, deception, marriage and confusion – with comic relief.

'Like with most of Shakespeare’s work, he gives a wonderful view of characters that you can identify with and say ‘I know someone like that!’' Dzuiblinski added.

Supporting cast members are Alex Carr of Dearborn, who plays a sea captain and a priest; Jim Piche of Dearborn, who is an officer and a dancer; David Kowalczyk of Detroit, who plays Malvolio; Eric Green of New Boston, who plays Antonio and a dancer; Jason Dodrich of Wyandotte, who plays Curio; Ashley Francis of Brownstown, who plays Maria, a lady-in-waiting and a dancer; Anne Cahalan of Flat Rock, who also plays Maria; Jason Rooker of Brownstown, who plays Valentine, an officer and a dancer and Jerry Jarvis of Novi, who plays Fabian.

Working backstage are Carr as assistant stage director; Kandis Richards of Detroit as stage manager; Patrick Harrison of Allen Park also as a stage manager; Dodrich as assistant stage manager; Lindsay Clark of Detroit as production manager; Kate Ulrey of Dearborn as the assistant production manager and box office manager; and Anthony Lye of Dearborn Heights, who composed the play’s music. Piche is the fight coach for the sword fights; Cahalan is the dramaturg and Brian Tarasiewicz of Riverview is the acting coach.

For more information, please call Gerry Dzuiblinski at 313-845-9817. For more information about HFCC, log on to


  • Orisino: Mike Fisher
  • Female Belly Dancers: Tess Ulrey, Claire Ulrey,
  • Anne Callahan, Rachel Porter, Julie Brock, Ashley Francis,
  • Nora Ulrey, Jane Ulrey, Gwen Ulrey
  • Male Gilliard Dancers: Jerry Jarvis, Jim Piche, Eric Green, Jason Rooker, Marino Murad
  • Curio: Jerry Jarvis
  • Valentine: Jason Rooker Viola/Cesario: Daniela Mancinelli Kalota
  • Sea Captain: Alex Carr
  • Sailors: David Kowalcyk, Marino Marud, Gerry Dzublinski
  • Shipwreck Sailors: Jane Ulrey, Gwen Ulrey, Ashley Francis
  • Sir Toby Belch: Brad Miller
  • Maria: Anne Cahalan, Ashley Francis
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek: Steffen Dzicek
  • Feste: Julie Brock
  • Olivia:, Countess of Illyria: Kori Bielnac, Tess Ulrey
  • Olivia’s Lady in Waiting: Ashley Francis, Claire Ulrey
  • Malvollio: David Kowalcyk
  • Antonio: Eric Green
  • Sebastion: Ryan Metcalf
  • Fabian: Jerry Jarvis
  • Priest: Alex Carr
  • 1st Officer: Jason Rooker
  • 2nd Officer: Jim Piche

Artistic Credits

  • Director: Gerry Dzublinski
  • Scenic and Property: Gerry Dzublinski
  • Lighting Designer: Chris Bremer
  • Costume Designer: Judy Fletcher
  • Makeup Designer: Gerry Dzublinski & the Company
  • Composer: Anthony Joseph Lai
  • Choreographer: Tess Ulrey
  • Fight Director, armed: Jim Piche
  • Acting Coach: Brian Tarasiewixz
  • Fight Director, unarmed: Ryan Metcalf
  • Assistant Director: Alex Carr
  • Assistant Scenic and Property Instructor: Alex Carr
  • Assistant Lighting Designer: David Kowalczyk
  • Dance Captain: Tess Ulrey
  • Fight Captain: Jim Piche

Production Crew

  • Stage Manager: Patrick Harrison
  • Assistant Rehearsal Stage Manager: Jason Dobrich
  • Dance Captain: Tess Ulrey
  • Fight Captain: Jim Piche
  • Technical Director: Gerry Dzublinski
  • Assistant Technical Director: Alex Carr
  • Head Painter: Alex Carr
  • Stage Carpenters: David Kowalczyk, Afra Alzaniami, Essa Al Sayag
  • Stage Painters: Afra Alzaniami, Essra Al Sayag
  • Master Electrician: Chris Bremer
  • Properties Master: Lindsey Clark
  • Sound Operator: Sam Williams
  • Light Board Operators: Tess Ulrey, Kate Ulrey, Brian Taraiewixz
  • Deck Captain: Ryan Metcalf
  • Wardrobe Mistress: Ashley Francis
  • Wardrobe Master: David Kowalczyk
  • Wigs and Makeup: Simone Summers, Daniella Mancinelli Kolata
  • Armorers: Anne Calahan, Jerry Jarvis
  • Publicity Coordinator: David Kowalczyk
  • Electricians: Jim Piche, Jerry Jarvis
  • Technical Assistance: Marino Murad
  • House Managers: Lindsey Clark, Tess Ulrey
  • Box Office Managers: Lindsey Clark, Kate Ulrey
  • Work Study Students: Alex Carr, David Kowalczyk, Afra Alzaniami, Essra Al Sayag