Students to perform ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Senior Basil Sessen, who is directing Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” assists senior Josie Krueger, who plays Helena. Performances will be March 1 and 2, at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater. Photo by Zeke La Mantia

Drama students will perform Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” during All Write Week, with additional performances in the Black Box on Feb. 28 at 4 p.m., and March 1 and 2, at 7 p.m.

The evening shows are sold out. There is still space with the 4 p.m. show, which is free.

This play, first performed around 1596, is a comedy set between Athens and a mystical forest, portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus (senior Christian Gray) and Hippolyta (sophomore Jaden Fields), with the main focus on four lovers: Hermia (senior Grace Engel), Helena (senior Josie Krueger), Lysander (senior Sam Getz) and Demetrius (junior Quinn Coffman).

Other elements include the adventures of the mechanicals, who have the intent of putting on a play for the wedding. These include Nick Bottom (sophomore Abram Wilson), Peter Quince (freshman Zoie Sellers), Francis Flute (senior Aidan Kurtz), Tom Snout (freshman Thomas Kessler), Robin Starveling (senior Mel Carroll) and Snug (freshman Aidan Owens).
The set is being produced by tech theater classes.

Sophomore Annalise McCann, who plays the Fairy Queen Titania, describes the set as “very cool,” adding it “will be really fun to act on.”

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