All photos by Bruce Clarke.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2010)

Performance Dates:

July 2, 3, 11, 16, 18, 23, 29, 31, 2010 at 8pm

Plot Synopsis

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.

Cast & Crew

Theseus John Reilly Saunders
hippolyta Laura White
Egeus John Crabtree
Lysander Brent Bianchini
Demetrius George Schau
philostrate Will Block
Hermia Alyse Vogel
Helena Jenna Cedusky
Quince Cynthia Hawes
Snug Stephen Mason
Bottom Jes Gonzales
Flute Julian Sandoval
SNout Nick Massa
Starveling Morgan Rivera
Oberon Rick Eldridge
Titania Sarah Rowland
Puck Will Block
Pease-Blossom Marit Wilkerson
Cobweb Alejandro Padilla
Moth Angela Hilliard
Mustard-Seed Zack Sapunor
Fairy Julianna Hess
Fairy Ray Schau
Dog Logan
Roscoe (provided by Peaceful Pets)
Director David Harris
Assistant Director Samia LaVirgne
Scenic Design Shawn Weinsheink
Lighting Design Stephen Charles Jones
Sound Designer Scott Bailey
Costume Design Nicole Sivell
Director of Physical Comedy Nathaniel Justinian
Musical Director Zack Sapunor
Choreography Sunny Mitchell
Properties Artisan April Brown
Original Music Composed By Zack Sapunor and Ray Schau
Production Manager Jonathan Williams
Assistant Stage Managers Alison Vail, Sinead Kennedy
Technical Director Shawn Weinsheink
Assistant Technical Director Scott Bailey
Scenic Artists Samantha Haas, Tiffany Ribera-McKay,
Alison Vail
Master Electrician Leonard Wooley
Light Board Operator Samantha Haas
Sound Board Operator Owen Lenox
Carpenters Owen Lenox, Alejandro Padilla,
Brian Reynaga, Steve Jones
Load Crew Zak Singleton
Costume Shop Foreman Nicole Sivell
First Hand Lalena Hutton
Head Stitcher Breanna Reilly
Stitchers John Crabtree, Elizabeth Davidson,
Anastasia Metlenko, Anthony Person,
Ashonda Gaynor, Kelsey Saepharn,
Julian Sandoval, David Valdovina,
Megan O'Laughlin
Costume Maintenance Lenore Justman
Festival Director Luther Hanson
Intern Supervisor Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin
Box Office Cynthia Hawes, Alyse Vogel,
Anthony Person
House Managers Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin, April Brown
Hospitality Lenore Justman
Finance Robert W. Gore
Poster/Postcard Design Bill McClosky
Photography Bruce Clarke
Web Master Steve Grondin