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- William Shakespeare -

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

January 26 - March 19, 2011  

By William Shakespeare

ROMANTIC COMEDY Magic and laughter are on the loose in the woods outside of Athens in Shakespeare’s most popular comedy! Puck leads two pairs of young lovers on a wild and merry chase in search of true romance.


Critics are saying...

"David Lee has deliberately emphasized the farcelike elements in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' staging the scenes for the four young lovers as a long, seamless arc of comic action whose propulsive physical energy I found exhilarating...it's been a very long time since I saw a 'Midsummer Night's Dream' that made the audience laugh so loud and long." -- Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal [full review]

"Drop-dead gorgeous...a riot..." -- Elizabeth Maupin [full review]

"The result is as funny to contemporary audiences as the original surely was to theatergoers in Elizabethan England...a truly magical place for Shakespeare's tomfoolery..." -- Matt Palm, ORLANDO SENTINEL [full review]

"While these mortals may well be fools, they are exceptionally funny fools." -- Carl F. Gauze, Archikulture Digest, INK19 [full review]

Facebook Fans are saying...

"I am honoured to say that my husband and I witnessed an absolutely stunning rendition of A Midsummer Night's Dream last eve!! A brilliant performance with exquisite performers!! If I had more than 2 thumbs to put up; I most definitely would!!" -- Rachael H.

"I had a blast at last night's preview of MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM... Very fun production...!" -- Glenn W.

"I became an Avery Clark fan after seeing his Hamlet. What a talent! This production is stupendous." -- Clare M.

Educational Materials

Curriculum Guide Handout 3
Handout 1 Handout 4
Handout 2  


Theseus/Oberon..... Wynn Harmon*
Hippolyta/Titania..... Sarah Ireland*
Puck/Philostrate..... Claro Austria*
Lysander..... Avery Clark*
Bottom (Pyramus)..... Michael Daly*
Quince..... Anne Hering*
Hermia..... Michele Vazquez*
Helena..... Courtney Moors*
Demetrius..... Walter Kmiec
Egeus..... Darryl Pickett
Snug the Joiner (Lion).....Matt Wenge
Starveling the Tailor (Moonshine)/Oberon Guard..... Mason Criswell
Cobweb..... Brooke Haney
Snout the Tinker (Wall)/Oberon Guard..... Trent Fucci
First Fairy (Moth)..... Pascha Weaver
Peaseblossom..... Kelli Rose Sleigh
Mustardseed..... Kristin Shirilla
Flute the Bellows Mender (Thisby)..... Christopher Kiley

Production Team
Director .....David Karl Lee
Set Designer
.....Bob Phillips**
Costume Coordinator .....Denise R. Warner
Lighting Designer .....Eric T. Haugen**
Sound Designer .....Matt Given
Stage Manager .....Stacy Renee Norwood*
Assistant Stage Manager .....George Hamrah*

*Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association
**Denotes a member of United Scenic Artists

Theater: Margeson
Date Time Price
January 26 & 27
7 p.m. $16
WED & THU 7 p.m. $20, $28, $34
FRI & SAT 8 p.m. $26, $32, $38
SUN 2 p.m. $20, $28, $34
SENIOR MATINEESFebruary 16 March 2 2 p.m. $15
$20 UNDER 30 FridayFebruary 18 8 p.m. $20
POST-SHOW TALKBACK Thursday, March 10 7 p.m. $26, $32, $38



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