Cast members of A Midsummer Night's Dream: (left to right) Cynthia Tate, Matthew Smith, Sarah Kier, Bryan Long, and Rebecca Adams.
Limestone College Theatre will present William Shakespeare's classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Thursday, August 2nd, through Saturday, August 4th, in the Limestone Center Theatre. Curtain time each evening is 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $8 for adults, and $4 for children (16 and under with the accompaniment of an adult) and seniors. Limestone students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with college identification. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door or can be reserved online . This production is sure to prove popular, so reservations are highly encouraged!
"A Midsummer Night's Dream runs under two hours in length, and moves quickly from scene to scene and will keep most on the edge of their seats, but younger viewers might want to sit this one out," said Dr. Timothy Baxter-Ferguson, Director of Limestone's Theatre Department. All proceeds from the show will go toward a New York City theatre trip by the Limestone chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, a national theatre honor society.
Widely considered a favorite among the Shakespeare canon, this production is not to be missed!
A Midsummer Night's Dream revolves around two couples: Hermia and Lysander, who are madly in love and want to marry, and Helena and Demetrius, who were once betrothed until Demetrius set his sights on Hermia.
Set in Athens and its surrounding woods, Hermia and Lysander steal into the forest to escape Hermia's betrothal to Demetrius. Helena, who is in love with Demetrius, tells him of the lovers' plan, and they, too, enter the woods. Unbeknownst to them, Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of the fairies, have also gathered in the woods and are quarreling. Oberon instructs his servant, Puck, to gather a flower filled with a love potion in order to play a trick on Titania and to get his way. Oberon, seeing the lovelorn Helena and the indifferent Demetrius, tells Puck to find them and make the Athenian fall madly in love with the next person he sees, presumably Helena. However, Puck mistakes give the potion to Lysander by mistake. Lysander awakes and sees Helena, and falls madly in love with her. Hilarity and mistaken identity ensues as the pair of lovers wander through the woods, trying to understand the strange events that are happening to them.