A Midsummer Night’s Dream Playbill 2022

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…

The Players

The Royals

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

The Craftsmen

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

The Fairies

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

The Musicians

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

Production Team

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

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