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.
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
Mark DiPietro Director Adrian, MI
Katie Metz Stage Manager Adrian, MI
Nick Fuqua Assistant Stage Manager Flint, MI