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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Apr 20, 2018 to Apr 28, 2018
By: 
William Shakespeare
Directed by: 
David Lee-Painter
Location: 
E.C. Mabie Theatre

 

Press

Link to an Iowa Now article

Link to Iowa Now photos of rehearsal

MIDSUMMER information

A Midsummer Night’s Dream—Shakespeare’s enchanting comic tale of love lost and found—presents love in all its glory, warts and all: Love at first sight, innocent love, love twisted by the mind, by lust, by jealousy, by a marriage on the rocks; love that is thrown into chaos by a mischievous fairy’s mistake. Expect gossamer and moonshine—lions and lanterns—original music and magic in the realm of shadows and dreams in this re-telling of Shakespeare's comic revel.

This production will use theatrical haze and strobe effects.

Cast

Role Name
Cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream
Theseus/Oberon Randryck Lewis
Hippolyta/Titania Catie Councell
Philostrate/Puck Nicole Gabrione*
Lysander Miles Gatrell
Demetrius Greg Walker
Hermia Leela Bassuk*
Helena Maya Bassuk*
Egeus/Peter Quince Will Callan*
Nick Bottom Will Goblirsch
Francis Flute Ben Sulzberger*
Tom Snout Marquise Jackson*
Robin Starveling Rob Petrie*
Snug Vinnie Doud*
Blythe Emmy Palmersheim*
Puck's Fairy Marda Rude*
Ensemble Gracey Murphy*, Jivani Rodriguez*, Maddie Voss*, Shelby Zukin*

Artistic Team

Title Name
Artistic Team for A Midsummer Night's Dream
Director David Lee-Painter
Assistant Director Hunter Menken*
Assistant Director and Dramaturg Morgan Grambo
Scenic Designer Nic Wilson
Costume Designer Catherine Parrott**
Assistant Costume Designer Lindsey Kuhn
Lighting Designer Ted Charles Brown*
Assistant Lighting Designer Ryan McElroy*
Sound Designer Wade Hampton*
Assistant Sound Designer Harry Daley-Young*
Assistant Dramaturg Jacob Glass
Stage Manager Ellen Kane*
Assistant Stage Manager Brillian Qi-Bell*

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is supported in part by the Hunton D. Sellman Classical Theatre Production Fund. This fund was established by Priscilla Sellman (1933 BA Communication and Theatre Arts) in memory of her husband, Hunton D. Sellman, who was a faculty member in the Department of Theatre Arts from 1930 to 1946.

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
**Member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829.

 

Production Photos

The blank stage of MIDSUMMER, designed by Nic Wilson

The WIld Rose Players preparing for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

A scene from MIDSUMMER

A scene from MIDSUMMER

A scene from MIDSUMMER

A scene from MIDSUMMER

A scene from MIDSUMMER

A scene from MIDSUMMER

A scene from MIDSUMMER

A scene from MIDSUMMER

A scene from MIDSUMMER

A scene from MIDSUMMER