Adeline takes the stage for the very first time with OpenStage in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night!

Headshot for Adeline Sutherland

Tell us about yourself! What training or other theatre experiences did you have before working on this show?

I graduated from Colorado State University this past May. I was heavily involved in the theatre department and was lucky enough to have performed in six productions over my four years as a Theatre Major. This is my first time working on a full-length Shakespeare production and it has been so much fun.

What is something you spend your free time doing, outside of theatre?

In my free time, I love to sew, travel, and spend time with friends playing board games.

How did you hear about OpenStage?

I heard about the OpenStage through the CSU Theatre community.

What has been your favorite part of rehearsals so far?

My favorite part of the rehearsal process has been watching the show come together specifically finding the physical humor and visual jokes. Everyone in the cast is so funny and there is always something new to laugh about in rehearsal.

What has been the most challenging aspect of rehearsals for this show?

There are very long scenes where almost every cast member enters and exits at least once and with mistaken identities in the play those scenes can get chaotic and confusing. However, they are also the most fun to watch when they are done right and so the most rewarding to work on.

What is your favorite character from the show (other than your own)? Why is that one your favorite?

Olivia is my favorite character in the show. She is such a funny, independent an bold character and Molly is just so wonderful to watch as Olivia.

Why is Twelfth Night important? What do you hope audiences will get out of it?

Twelfth Night is funny and ridiculous and offers jokes and laughs during a time of strife in out nation and around the world. Along with being a wonderful mode of escapism through comedy, it also challenges the gender binary and the notion that LGBTQ+ is new. This Shakespeare classic shows how fluid gender, love and sexuality has always been and always will be.

What is your favorite line in the show?

"That you do think you are not what you are.

 If I think so, I think the same of you.

 Then think you right. I am not what I am."

What is your favorite role you’ve played in the past?

I was in a production of Urinetown when I was in high school, I played Little Becky Two Shoes. She was a tap-dancing, murderous,  pregnant woman. The show is so funny and the role so ridiculous, I just had a blast.

What is your favorite play or musical?

My favorite Musical is Come From Away and my favorite play is Woman in Black.

What is your dream role?

Come From Away is my favorite musical and dream show, the music and storytelling is unmatched to me. The cast plays so many characters that there is no one role I would like to play I would love to be anyone.


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Debbie Swann

June 8–July 13, 2024
Playing in the Park at Columbine Health Systems

Come see Adeline take the stage in "Twelfth Night" June 8- July 13!

In a rambunctious story of hidden identities and misplaced love, the witty, resourceful, and inventive Viola turns tragedy and loss into a life-changing experience for herself and everyone she touches. Shipwrecked in a strange new land, this charming woman proves to be equally charming disguised as a man as she manages to throw the collective romantic life of the island into further disarray. In a place where everyone is in love with someone, but no one is in love with the someone who loves them back, Viola may just be the soul to set them right. Full of humor and hijinks, Twelfth Night showcases a whirlwind of unbridled passion and embraces the insanity of love. Walk in, bike in, or drive in! Featuring nightly food trucks.