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A Midsummer Night's Dream (2005)

Performance Dates

July 1, 2, 9, 14, 16, 21, 24, 29, 31, 2005 @ 8pm
 

Plot Synopsis

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2005)Possibly Shakespeares most popular comedy, A Midsummer Nights Dream is a magical in which the worlds of faery andhumans collide and comic situations ensue. Again, the plots are fairly straightforward. Theseus, the Duke of Athens, is preparing for his wedding to Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons. Preparations are interrupted by Egeus, an Athenian nobleman, who is having difficulties with his daughter, Hermia. She is refusing to marry Demetrius, the young man Egeus has chosen for her. She is in love with Lysander, another Athenian youth. When faced with the choices of marriage to Demetrius, becoming a nun, or death, Hermia sensibly opts to elope with Lysander. She tells her best friend Helena of their plans. Because Helena is in love with Demetrius, she tells him of the couples flight. He and Helena follow them into the magical forest. Also in the forest are Athenian workers (the rude mechanicals) who are rehearsing a play they intend to present at Theseus wedding and Oberon and Titania, the feuding King and Queen of the Faeries, as well as their entourage. Oberon and his mischievous sidekick Puck play a trick on Titania. Puck has given one of the workers the head of a donkey. Using a magical flower on Titania while she is sleeping, they cause her to fall in love with the donkey. They also use the flower on the young Athenian couples in an attempt to sort out those relationships. However, mistakes are made and comic hijinks ensue before all is corrected. Because this is a comedy, the lovers end up with the appropriate partners, the mechanicals are given the opportunity to present their play at court (the famous and funny Pyramus and Thisbe), and Oberon and Titania mend their quarrel. The faeries end the play with a blessing on the palace and all of its occupants, leaving Puck to bid farewell to the audience.

Time: 1550
Place: A place called Athens, and the Celtic Fairy World nearby


Cast

Theseus Stephen Jones
Hippolyta Lauren Charlesworth
Egeus Lynn Stradley
Lysander Jeff Frieders
Demetrius Dan Featherston
Hermia Lia Seyman
Helena Jennifer Nelson
Philostrate Samantha Howard
Quince Brett Williams
Bottom James E. Roberts
Flute Galen Howard, Sr.
Snout Jackie Rouse
Snug Michelle Ordonia
Starveling Corrina Nelson
Oberon J. Charlesworth
Titania Katherine Pappa
Puck Trina Palmer
Peaseblossom Sandi Loofborow
Moth Kelsi Grondin
Cobweb Midori Iwata
Mustardseed Elizabeth Sivell
Fiddle Fairy David Riggs
Fairy Mark Gonzales
Fairy Michael Dale
   

Production Staff

Director Luther Hanson
Choreography/Assistant Director Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin
Scenic Design Shawn Weinsheink
Lighting Design EJ Reinagel
Costume Design Nicole Sivell
Sound Design Michael Healey
Production Manager David Harris
Technical Director Stephen Jones
Costume Shop Supervisor Nicole Sivell
Assistant Technical Director Nathan Fleshman
Assistant Stage Manager Lara E. Nall
Dance Captains Kelsi Grondin, Elizabeth Sivell
Properties Master K. Crom Saunders
Master Electrician Caspar Eichin
Light Board Operator Michael Healey
Master Carpenter Caspar Eichin
Carpenters Patrick M. Briggs, Nathan Fleshman
Electrician Daniel Haskett
Staff Stitchers John Crabtree, Elizabeth Todd, Megan Tucker
Student Stitchers Sarah Cohen, Poua Yang
Volunteer Stitchers Kelsi Grondin, Neil Davidson, Orlana M. Klip,
Alondra Mendoza, Jason Nott, Trina Palmer
Janice Gutshall, Quyen Nguyen, Lori Ann
DeLappe-Grondin
Costume Maintenance Lenore Justman
Wig Stylist/Dresser Rosey Johnson
Festival Coordinators Luther Hanson, David Harris
Intern Program Supervisor Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin
Box Office Supervisor Anita Thomas
Box Office Cynthia Hawes, Midori Iwata
House Manager Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin
Finance Robert W. Gore
Poster/Postcard Design Nixa Schell
Photography Bruce Clarke
Web Master Melissa Langley
Marketing Consultant Nancy Mallory
Acknowledgements Teresa Roche, Amber Moran, Christine
Nicholson, Penny Meagher, and Kline Music
Fiddle Fairy loaned by Kline Music