A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Genre: Classical, Comedy, Drama, Lesbian+Gay, Other

Wench Productions presents a modern retelling of a classic tale. Hermia and Lysander, a lesbian couple, love each other desperately, but Hermia's mother disapproves of such a love and is forcing Hermia to marry a man, Demetrius. Hermia does not love Demetrius but Helena does. Sadly, Demetrius wants nothing to do with Helena. In the park that night, the four lovers become entangled in a web of mistaken identities and confusion. Will things work out? Will love conquer all? Will there be a catfight?

Full of fairies, love and magic, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is a story that has stood the test of time. Wench Productions now presents it with an all female cast.

Preview:   10/26/05
Open:   10/27/05
Close:   10/31/05

Schedule:
///Thursday @ 8pm, Friday @ 8pm, Saturday @ 3 and 8pm, Sunday @ 2pm and Monday @ 6pm
Theater:   Producers Club Theatres
Address:   358 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$20.00, $15.00 Students $10.00 Seniors
Company: Wench Productions         Official Web Site: www.freewebs.com/wench_productions/
Cidele currently studies with Winn Handman and William Martin. She has been a principle in several national commercials and a featured player in a prime time dramatic series. Cidele is signed with innovative artists' on-camera department.
Anna recently moved to New York from her hometown of Boulder, Colorado after a year and a half of training in Musical Theatre at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Since moving to New York, she has appeared in plays at The Ward Studio and with the Off-Off Broadway Company, The Queens Players. She has also hosted multiple television shows and appeared in a music video. She is scheduled to star in "Journey of the Fifth Horse" and "Pirate Pete's Parrot" this fall.
  A Midsummer Night's Dream is Sarah's New York City Debut. Previously Sarah appeared in Henry The Fifth-The Oklahoma City Theater Company, The Laramie Project-St. Gregory's University, A Christmas Carol, Funny Girl, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown-The Pollard Theater. She also appeared in the film American Indian Graffiti. She has trained St. Gregory's University and recently graduated from AMDA, NY.
Maria is a bartender at Coyote Ugly it's really great but she is ready to be a movie star so can someone please help her out with that? After playing Titania/Hippolyta in a previous production of Midsummer... she is very excited to switch it up and attack Oberon/Theseus. A graduate of the Acting Conservatory at SUNY-Purchase, she is currently studying with the fabulous George DiCenzo here in NYC. Thanks Patti & Crysstal!
Annie just returned from playing Kim in That is the Question at Philly's Adrienne Theatre. Favorite NYC roles include Maggie in Darknight Productions' Return Engagement, Romeo in Fractured Atlas' Romeo and Juliet: By Any Other Name, which was another fantastic experience in all-chick Shakespeare, and various parts with the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Annie will soon be seen in the role of October in the upcoming feature Couches, as well as in a myriad of other roles in Marvin Silbersher's Bastard of Orleans. Annie is a very proud native of Hartford, CT and a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She has studied with the Atlantic Theatre Company and The Barrow Group. Thanks to the lovely Patti and Crysstal. www.anniekeating.net

Becky Lake graduated from the University of Kansas with a BGS in theatre and a BS in journalism. She has been seen before on the New York stage in the Wings Theatre production of High Hats, at TSI in What are Friends For? and at DiCapo Opera Theatre in L'Elisir d'Amore. She also appeared on the Japanese television series The Amazing News.

Paige is honored to be a part of this production. She has her BA in Acting from Keene State College with a minor in women's studies. She just appeared in the Love Street Theater production of The Winters Tale as Perdita and completed the summer internship at Ensemble Studio Theater. Paige is one of the co-creators of Shakesploration. In their latest production Paige portrayed Ismene in their adaptation of Antigone: My Dear Sister: Where Shakespeare and Sophocles Collide http://www.freewebs.com/shakesploration/. For more info: http://groups.msn.com/nonameproductionspaigelussier. ILYJ.

Taryn recently graduated from the 2-year professional Acting Program at Circle in the Square Theatre School. She is thrilled to be a part of the Wenches inaugural production.
Kristin is originally from Canton MI. She received her BFA from Central Michigan University and has also studied in London with members of RADA and the RSC. Favorite professional roles: Eliza (My Fair Lady), Roxie (Chicago), Gwendolyn (The Odd Couple), Maria (West Side Story) and Shy (Best Little Whorehouse...) She was a principle singer on Celebrity Cruises Galaxy. She served as an original spokesperson for Ford Focus and is currently working on a recording project. Kristin would like to thank her family and friends- especially Lesley and Larry Collis- for their prayers, constant faith and support of her talents.
Look for the 07' 08' release of Jordana's upcoming Indie Feature "ornaments" (Julie Tollman), Produced by Apple Cart Productions at www.ornamentsthefilm.com. Most recently seen in 2007 Midtown International Theatre Festival "Addicted to Christmas" and "Love and Israel"; FHB Production's "Avalon" based on the book The Mists of Avalon (Morgaine) which she won Best Actress 06 from NY's Spotlight On Awards, MITF '06 "Countdown" (Rosie), Vital Theatre Company's "Sorrento" (Dorrie), "The Lower East Side Project" (Helen) at the George Street Playhouse, Nick Buzzle Television's "This One Guy" (Karen), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Bottom), Vital Theatre Company's "Spanky" (Christine), and "Much Ado About Nothing" (Don Jon). Master's from Tisch School of the Arts.
Thanks to all for your love and support: Mom and Dad (I miss you!!), BKS and everyone in between. Recent work: Film Twentysomethings (Independent Feature) Theatre: Bury the Dead (Triboro Artists), The Crucible (Circle in the Square Workshop). Graduate of the Circle in the Square Musical Theatre Program 2004.
Andrea toured the Midwest as Mary Contrary in Babes in Toyland for AFT. She spent a year with Merry-Go-Round Theater, touring with 4 children's shows, teaching workshops and doing chorus for their summer stock. As a member of the Second Company at the Boarshead Theatre in Lansing, Michigan, she saw mainstage duties as Mayella in To Kill a Mockingbird. For the Boarshead's Dark Nite series, she played Sara in Stop Kiss and co-wrote and performed in KARAOKE! the Musical. She played Cathy in the original one-act Danny's Girl at Sage Theatre, and Biondello in Hudson Shakespeare Company's Taming of the Shrew. She has a theater degree from Alfred University, where some of her favorite roles were Shelly in Buried Child and Pitti-Sing in The Mikado.
Melissa currently studies at Michael Howard studio and has appeared around town in small off-off productions. She is delighted to be working with the "Wenches" and thrilled to be making her Shakespearian debut with them.
Heather is thrilled to make her NYC stage debut with Wench Productions. Favorite Roles include Stephana in The Tempest, Gertrude Stein in Gertrude Stein and A Companion, Anna in Old Times and Bessie in Tobacco Road. Heather came to NYC after obtaining a BFA in Performance from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. As always, thanks to Matthew and Bridget.