|A Midsummer Night's Dream
| Open: 12/06/07 Close: 12/15/07
Adapted and Directed by Michael Hagins
Joshua Sloyer, Brian T. Wilson, John Forkner, Matt Bernhard*, Sarah Amandes, Rebecca Overholt, Joe Kurtz, Ziad Ghanem, Brandi Rhome, Jonathan Craig, Lawrence Lesher, Jennifer Lauren Brown, Lorinne Lampert*, Corey Pajka, Cat Johnson*
*appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
In this family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare's classic, it's graduation time at Athena High, where four senior students are caught in a love quadrangle with one another and in a power struggle with their dictatorial teachers and parents. Fed up with having their lives run by tyrannical adults, they forgo caps and gowns and take to the woods in an act of rebellion and impetuous youth. Meanwhile, in another part of the school, the Athenian Drama Club prepares to present its final production before the year's end. An emergency rehearsal takes the players to these same woods where, unbeknownst to the school's occupants, a mysterious and mischievous bunch of fairy folk await the arrival of something (or someone) fun to play with. These creatures happily resort to manipulation, transfiguration, and even the kidnapping of a helpless exchange student to satisfy their mystical whims as the young mortals adventure through the forest to eventually find themselves back at school, having learned a thing or two about the price of independence and the power of imagination.