A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Midsummer Preview-80“Love then lies not truly in the heart but in the eye”

May 2013

Boy loves Girl. Girl is engaged to another. Boy meets Girl’s friend. Girl’s friend has the hots for Boy’s friend, who is engaged to Girl. Everyone runs away into a fairy-infested wood. Antics with an ass ensue.

So you think you know this story?
Come frolic in the woods with some humans who are taking themselves way too seriously!
Mission Theatre Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will sweep you off your feet! From the opening rumbles of war to the show’s not-quite-so “happily-ever-after” ending you’ll be surprised and delighted as this ageless story is told afresh.
Mission’s highly physical, energetic production goes back to the text of Shakespeare and revels in the language at play. We open with a war between the Athenians and the Amazons, and from there our characters are cast into fairy hands as they wander through the confusing world of the woods. ┬áMidsummer is a breathtaking tale that will have you thrilled to know what happens next, even if you think you already know. Join us at the theatre and experience this ancient story the way it was meant to be told!
Cast:
Alec Barniskis: Snug
Brennan Blickhan: Demetris
Abby DeSanto: Helena
Antonio Duke: Quince
Kim Egan: Snout
Craig Fernholz: Bottom
John Gebretatose: Flute
Ilana Henckel: Fairy
Lindsey Hunter: Fairy
Amanda Johnson: Fairy
Michael Kelley: Oberon/Theseus
Rachel Linder: Starvling
Matt Ouren: Lysander
Victoria Pyan: Puck
Maria Signorelli: Fairy
Anneliese Stuht: Hermia
Andrea Rost Tonsfeldt: Titania/Hippolyta
Amy Vickroy: Fairy
Crew:
Penelope Parsons-Lord: Director/Costume Designer
Shelley Burton: Assistant Director/Dramaturg
Alexis Cuttance: Stage Manager
Abby DeSanto: Hair/Make-up Designer
Joe Gamble: Sound Composition