Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Coming to Theatre Siena

Magnificent Tale Will Delight Young and Old Alike

Theatre Siena will perform William Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Feb. 19-21 in Francoeur Theatre on the campus of Siena Heights University.


Directed by SHU Professor of Theatre and Speech Communications Mark DiPietro, Shakespeare’s magnificent tale of magical lovers, over-ambitious rustics and fairy misadventures will delight young and old alike. The wedding celebration of Duke Theseus and his bride Hippolyta is interrupted by four quarreling and somewhat unhappy lovers. Complications arise when the couples enter the enchanted moon-lit forest where the King and Queen of the fairies preside, along with the impish Puck, who constantly courts mischief and chaos.


Another set of characters, the “rude mechanicals,” enter the forest at the same time to rehearse their horrible, yet hilarious, version of a play in honor of the Duke’s wedding. Will the lovers ever be happy? Can the Duke solve this dilemma? Will the actors ever be able to present their play? Complications give way to an evening of great fun and entertainment for the whole family.


Show times are at 8 p.m. each evening, and tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students.


For more information, please call 517-264-7840.


Cast List

Name                                      Character                   Hometown

Andrew Dunn                           Theseus                       Toledo, OH

Jessica Oquendo                     Hippolyta                      Adrian, MI

Jon Stelzer                              Lysander                     Temperance, MI

Ryan Penny                             Demetrius                    Bronson, MI

Laura Butters                           Hermia                         Flint, MI

Krystle Hazlewood                   Helena                          Flint, MI

Peter Mackey                          Egeus                          Adrian, MI

Patrick Toth                            Philostrate                     Toledo, OH


Stephen Smith                         Oberon                        Escanaba, MI

Julie Okuley                            Titania                          Sylvania, OH

Barbara Crosby                     A Fairy in Titania’s Service  Jonesville, MI

Robert Whiston                       Puck                             Adrian, MI

Bobbi Hill                               Peaseblossom               Adrian, MI

Mallory Torluemke                  Cobweb                         Adrian, MI

Stephanie Sawicki                   Moth                            Adrian, MI

Cassidy Gorr                          Mustardseed                Temperance, MI

Mary Mercer                           Attendant Fairy             Northwood, OH

Mary Szczepanski                   Attendant Fairy             Dearborn, MI


Geofrey Hill                            Peter Quince                 Adrian, MI     

Hans Sardo                             Nick Bottom              Shadow Hills, CA

Paul Karle                               Francis Flute                Grass Lake, MI

Travis Roderick                       Tom Snout                    Jonesville, MI 

Steven Kiss                             Snug                           Lambertville, MI

Ryan Tymensky                      Robin Starveling            Lambertville, MI


Ryan Gigliotti                         Secret Service               Fraser, MI

George Suidan                        Secret Service              White Lake, MI


Production Team

Mark DiPietro                          Director                       Adrian, MI

Katie Metz                              Stage Manager            Adrian, MI

Nick Fuqua                             Assistant Stage Manager  Flint, MI

Meet Siena


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Carlos Granados

Engineering major, International student from Venezuela, Bowler, Adrian Campus

Faculty & Staff

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Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


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Amy Wertenberger '08, '11

2016 Recent Graduate Award Winner