A Midsummer Night's Dream
Civic Youth Theatre | Civic Shakespeare Festival Comedy
AN EXCITING NEW EVENT! Our Civic Shakespeare Festival will feature a youth theatre and adult production at the same venue. Both Shakespeare productions will be run in repertory, alternating performance nights and both shows in one day on Saturdays.
Magic, action, love and humor are the ingredients for the spell A Midsummer Night's Dream will cast on you! Join our Civic Youth Theatre as they journey to mythical Athens and an enchanted forest for a hilarious farce where the action is centered on the adventures of four young star-crossed lovers and their escapades with fairies and sprites in a moonlit forest. Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors rehearse a badly written play in the woods, and soon all find their lives changed by the doings of Oberon and Titania - the warring king of the fairies and his wife. In the end, it's all about love - but as Puck the fairy knows - falling in love can make fools of us all!
"It's a show that leaves you smiling throughout!"
Theseus - COLIN CUNNINGHAM +
Hippolyta - CORA E. MITCHELL +
Egeus - CHRIS ARANDA +
Lysander - CARL WATSON III +
Hermia - KATHRYN ANTARES +
Demetrius - SAMUEL TILBURY +
Helena - SOPHIE ROBINSON * +
Philostrate - JADON WEBER * +
Peter Quince - SHELBY ALEXANDER +
Nick Bottom - DJ BRANNAN +
Francis Flute - ELIAS NAGEL-BENNETT +
Snug - LIAM FAGAN +
Snout - ELEANOR BERNHARDT * +
Starveling - J'VIOHN SIRRINE * +
Oberon - LIAM SMITH +
Titania - KIRSTIN LADUKE +
Puck - MADDY HOLMER +
Peaseblossom - DAKOTA BARNES * +
Cobweb - ARI COLEMAN +
Mote - FREYA KAILING +
Mustardseed - SOFIA GROSS * +
Oberon's Fairy Crew -
ELIZABETH MICHAEL * +
CHLOE DAVIS +
Assistant Stage Managers
JACOB CIPRIANO v
CHLOE DAVIS +
CHARLIE DEGRAVES +
ADDI JACOX v +
Light Board Operator
SARA ROELOF +
Front of House Crew
JAMES DERANGO +
MADDIE DIGBY v +
VIOLET KAPLAN-NEUMANN v +
KATE ROELOF +
MELISSA PRESTON +
WISSAL YAQOUTI v +
Assistant Lighting Designer
SIERRA HOSS +
The first Company meeting will be from 4-6 PM on Monday, September 11 in the Carver Center - The Muzzi Dance Studio. Each Company member MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the first hour of this meeting.
CAST: You must visit the Costume Dept. for measurements and to pick up scripts by Friday, September 1st. Please do not alter your appearance without approval. The Costume Shop hours are 9 AM-12 PM and 1-5 PM Monday through Friday. You can drop in or call 269.343.2280 x 1115 to schedule an appointment.
If you have any questions regarding the show please contact Nicki Poer, Director of Education and Outreach, at 269-569-9035 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Denotes Civic Theatre Debut / v Denotes First Time Crew Member / + Denotes Academy of Theatre Arts Student
Friday, October 20th at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 21st at 1:00pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, October 21st at 4:00pm
Sunday, October 22nd at 2:00pm (Meet the Company)
Wednesday, October 25th at 9:30am
Wednesday, October 25th at Noon
Thursday, October 26th at 9:30am
Thursday, October 26th at Noon
Saturday, October 28th at 1:00pm
Saturday, October 28th at 4:00pm
Why We Chose This Show
The Civic believes that Shakespeare is an essential part of a theatrical education and there is no better play to introduce youth to the beauty and wit of Shakespeare than A Midsummer Night's Dream. Written at the height of Shakespeare's skills it is a perfect blend of great writing, intriguing characters and engaging comic story.
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos Courtesy of Carrie Phillips