A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM is Shakespeare’s best comedy (well, in this director’s opinion). It’s full of humor, love, adventure, and magic!
When the DUKE of Athens refuses HERMIA her right to marry as she chooses, she flees through the wood with her love, LYSANDER. Followed by an amorous suitor, DEMETRIUS, and HIS amorous suitor HELENA, the four lovers find themselves entangled in a magical catastrophe that is too real to be a dream (thanks PUCK). Meanwhile, a team of Mechanicals, meet together to rehearse a play and are struck mad when their fellow actor, BOTTOM, is turned into a donkey before their eyes (PUCK strikes again!). Will these magical misdoings be turned right? Can love conquer all?
AGES 10 AND UP!
At the audition you will be asked to sing Happy Birthday and to read either a small poem or a short monologue from the show. There will be a brief movement exercise, so please dress in clothes you would feel comfortable moving in (crawling, somersaulting, running, etc.)
All actors will have an opportunity to read for the character they would like.
MUSICIANS – if you play an instrument please prepare to accompany yourself singing Happy Birthday.
Rehearsal Information: Rehearsals are Monday and Tuesday 8/27 – 10/2 and Monday and Thursday 10/8 – 11/1, 4:30-7:30pm
TECH WEEK is 11/4 – 11/8
Performance Information: Performances are 11.9 and 11.10 with a matinee on 11.11