The Department of Theatre Arts’ production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to life in the Center for the Arts Mainstage Theatre, beginning Friday, Oct. 16 running through Saturday, Oct. 24.
The cast includes Towson University students Nick Maka, Kathleen Whitby, Nicki Seibert, Glen Haupt, Allie Press, Taylor Rieland, Kayvon Kaliush, Christy Czajkowski, Allison Bradbury, Rachel Bailey, Rebecca Clendaniel, James Ruth, Ian Andrews, Melissa Pugh, Nick Fruit, Michaela Howell, Matt Acquard, Diana Goldsmith, Zoë Irving, Molly Cohen, Amna Geko and Isabella Montoya.
The production is directed by acting and directing professor Peter Wray, with assistance from Steven J. Satta, verse coach; Billy Goheen, stage manager; Julie Potter, costume design; Eric Bowers, lighting design; Josh Schuman, scenic design; A. Rosas, sound designer; and Molly Cohen and Michaela Howell, lullaby composers.
The popular play portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus and Hippolyta, including the adventures of four young Athenian lovers (and others) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which the play is set.
The timeless plot contains themes of carnivalesque, love, problem with time, loss of individual identity, ambiguous sexuality and feminism — all woven through the plays four interconnecting plots. Follow the chaos and passion of young lovers as they find their way through the forest and to each other, while overcoming the obstacles of the fairies and the will of the Duke.
Center for the Arts, Mainstage Theatre
Fri., Oct. 16, 8 p.m. / Sat., Oct. 17, 8 p.m. / Sun., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. / Thurs., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. / Fri., Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 24, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20 regular price, $15 seniors, $10 TU faculty/staff & students, $5 youth ages 12 and under
Proceeds benefit the TU Foundation