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2018 A Midsummer Night's Midterm

By: Robert W. LaVohn , Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood Colorado

As four high school friends gather to cram for a midterm on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the play comes to life before their eyes...  literally!  Lysander and Demetrius compete for Hermia’s attention and Helena attempts to capture Demetrius’s attention.  When the faeries and Bottom and his players show up, the students work even harder to understand this delightfully convoluted story.  Their insightful comments on Shakespeare’s language, his characterization of women and men and even his relevance to today’s world add even more fun.  The original Shakespearean language is retained but condensed for this play within a play, with the students interpreting the more difficult passages.  All the plot, all the wit, and all the magic of one of the Bard’s most popular plays is presented here along with lighthearted commentary!  Finally, a Shakespeare play that everyone can understand and enjoy!

Production 

Director - Amber De Petro
Stage Diector - Meg Aspinwall
Student Director - Cordelia Weber
Oration Coach - Melanie Pfeil
Costume/Props Lead - Laura Ritchie
Stage Managers - Michael Lindsley, Aslyn Schultz, Alina Skalecke
Tech Manager - Ben Marshal
Sound Design - Gina Jorgenson
Set Manager - Ben Gavin


CAST
The Students
Terry …........….…...……...… Emma Hando
Kylie…………………..……..… Veronica Volz
Christy ………………..….. Mariah Peterson
Dale ……..…………..….. Brookelle Ternus

Special Appearances
Nun …………….………….. Martha Guelker
Sister Jean …………….…….. Audrey Davis 

The Grecian Court
Theseus……………………. Jonah Marshall
Hippolyta…….….…………Grace Durham
Egeus….………………… Addison Ostrenga
Philostrate.……….………..……. Zac Gavin

The Lovers
Lysander……….…………… Isaac Wendler
Hermia ………………………… Caitlin Sturm
Demetrius ………………….… Shafik Fassil
Helena ….…………………..…… Maria Pfeil

The Players
Bottom/Pyramus.......Sophia Monforte
Quince/Prologue….. Isabelle Salzwedel
Flute/Thisbe …..……….....Andrew Schulz
Snout/Wall……..…….…. Martha Guelker
Starveling/Moonshine....Audrey Davis
Snug/Lion………….…… Brady Shanahan

The Faeries
Oberon ………………….…. Evelyn Soldner
Titania………………….. Nora Van De Weil
Robin Goodfellow ………….. Teresa Pfeil
Dewdrop…..………………… Fiona Crowley
Peaseblossom….…. Melanie Jorgenson
Cobweb..…..……………… Khalela Meinke
Mustardseed…. Annabel Greiveldinger 

Faery Chorus
Caroline Nowicki, Kenzie Longley,  Maya Leu, Matthew Thomas,
Leyton Ritchie, Sammy Tjugum,
Sawyer Schroeder, McKinley Peck, Kendall Ritchie

Tree Sprites
Tailyn Peck,  Sarah Lindsley,
Maggie Murphy, Allison Soldner,
Lily Haldeman, Kiya Justl

CREW
Set Creation Team
Ella Ireland, William Renk,
Lucas Opper, Matthew William,
Ben Marshall, Aslyn Schultz,
Alina Skalecke, Cordelia Weber, Michael Lindsley

Costume and Props Team
Ella Ireland, Bo Everly, Martha Guelker, Maya Leu, Grace Durham,
Amber De Petro, Crystal Gavin,
Kim Durham

Hair and Makeup Team
Mariah Peterson, Sarah Lindsley, Tailyn Peck, Grace Durham,
Caitlin Sturm, Maria Pfeil,
Sophia Monforte, Isabel Royle,
Sophia Royle, Samantha Laub,
Sheryl Peterson, Bekkie Renk,
Sandy Ternus

Face Painting  Team
Samantha Laub, Crystal Gavin,
Melissa Barbeaux-Lindsley

Light Board …….…....… Matthew Ponti
Sound Board ……….....…… Lucas Opper
T-Shirt Sales………..….Samantha Laub
Hand Out Programs
Quinn Neugent, Audrey Stafford
Ticket Sales…………........…William Renk
Program Creation
Melissa Barbeaux-Lindsley
Videographer..........................Amy Davis
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Amber De Petro,
10 Oct 2017, 06:17