Shakespeare’s Midsummer Dream
Premiered July 2004
A new musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. When four friends run away from their problems at home they end up in an even bigger mess in an enchanted forest, inhabited by fairies, sprites and magic flowers. The madness gets even more mixed up when local workmen, practicing a play for the Dukes wedding, stumble into the forest. Mistaken identity and mischievous practical jokes add to the laughs. The end of the play resolves all when the 4 friends return home for the royal wedding of Duke Theseus and Hippolyta, an amazon queen.
Shakespeare’s Midsummer Dream is designed to be performed by approximately 50 student actors with the tour actor/directors in the roles of the Shakespeare and Titania.
Student roles include: Fairies and Sprites, the Dukes Court, the Four Friends, the Rustics, Duke Theseus, Queen Hippolyta, Oberon – King of the Woodland Folk, Puck – the mischievous sprite and Magic Flowers played by the youngest actors.