In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, residents of Athens get mixed up with fairies and magic resulting in confusion, comedy, and captivating action. The congress of mortals and fairies in the forest transports viewers into another world. Meanwhile, a group of Athenian tradesmen, led by Peter Quince, are planning to perform a play in celebration of the Duke’s wedding. As mischievous spirits incite quarrels between the lovers, and the gods they serve, this eventful story is packed full of unexpected twists and turns. Performances are at Sherwood High School May 20-22.
Act 1, Scene 1: Athens. The palace of THESEUS.
Act 1, Scene 2: Athens. QUINCE’S house.
Act 2, Scene 1: A wood near Athens.
Act 2, Scene 2: Another part of the wood.
Act 3, Scene 1: The wood. TITANIA lying asleep.
Act 3, Scene 2: Another part of the wood.
Act 4, Scene 1: The same. LYSANDER, DEMETRIUS, HELENA, and HERMIA lying asleep.
Act 4, Scene 2: Athens. QUINCE’S house.
Act 5, Scene 1: Athens. The palace of THESEUS.
Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons are to be married. Egeus brings his daughter Hermia in front of the Duke because he wants her to marry Demetrius but Hermia refuses, because she’s in love with Lysander. The Duke orders Hermia to obey her father or, according to Athenian law, she must face a death penalty. Hermia and Lysander decide to elope that night. They confide in their friend Helena. However, she’s secretly in love with Demetrius so, hoping to win his affection, she tells him of Hermia’s plan. That night, all four lovers set out into the forest.
Meanwhile, a group of Athenian craftsmen, led by Peter Quince, are planning to perform a play in celebration of the Duke’s wedding, which they plan to rehearse, you guessed it: in the forest. Elsewhere in this forest, the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania, argue over Titania’s refusal to give up her page-boy to Oberon. He sends his servant Puck to find a magic plant to cast a spell on Titania. The juice of the plant makes someone fall in love with the first thing they see. Puck, being the kind of spirit who likes to watch the world burn, makes a minor error in how he uses the plant, leading to further misadventures…
Theseus, Duke of Athens – Emery Boisvert
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus – Analee Peters
Egeus, Father to Hermia – Jackson Mershon
Lysander, in love with Hermia – Derec Gregory
Demetrius, in love with Hermia – Camden Daiker
Hermia, Daughter to Egeus, in love with Lysander – Makynlee Sitton
Helena, in love with Demetrius – Maddux Gillett
Philostrate, Master of the revels to Theseus – Elise Newton
Nick Bottom, a weaver – Oscar Giles
Peter Quince, a carpenter – Clover McKenzie
Francis Flute, a bellows mender – Korina McNutt
Tom Snout, a tinker – Dallin Baggaley
Snug, a joiner – Amanda Starling
Robin Starveling, a tailor – Emma Young
Oberon, king of the Fairies – Leo Boisvert
Titania, queen of the Fairies – Claire Shipman
Robin Goodfellow, Puck – Edwin Johnson
A Fairy – Emily Switzer
Peaseblossom – Ciara Schweigert
Cobweb – Madison Black
Moth – Mekayla Freeman
Mustardseed – Anna Phillips
Tristan Weitkamp – Conductor
Em Chambers – Flute
Payton Hammer – Flute
Jessica Homer – Oboe
Wyatt Hammer – Clarinet
Gavin Fleming – Saxophone
Jessica Brannan – Bassoon
Cameron Williams – Trumpet
Dylan Conrow – Horn
Claire Worthy – Euphonium
Jackson Penberthy – Bass
Aeden McClellan – Percussion
Nylo Lâm – Percussion
Director – Joe Dalton
Technical Director – Kristen Hartman
Set Creation – Robert Eli Taylor, Amy Gillett
Set Painting – Emily Haile, Allison Baggely, Clover McKenzie
Videography – Hayden Konstantin
Photography – Jeff Peters
Costuming – Michelle Crosby, Andrea Sitton, Kimberly Roberts, Kylie Johnson
Glam – Pamela Whitchurch, Carol-Jean Pemberton, Rana Kaddumi, Risa Hetrick, Rachel Doyel, Kaylee Charley, Lance Toddy
Tech Crew – Letitia Adjei (Stage Manager), Amarys Martinez, Caleb Chan, Charlotte Swartout, Jandika Borden, Kulia McLaughlin, Macy Starling, Parker Carleton, William Schaeffer
House Manager – Jeff Shipman
Box Office – Marcy Nielsen
Volunteer Coordinator – Ambria Newton