Genre: Classical, Comedy
©Chris Kateff
Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by Katherine M. Carter

A Midsummer Nights’ Dream in Winter? Yes please! In director Katherine M. Carter’s energetic new staging of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedy, follow four young lovers into a colorful and mysterious forest where fairies Titania and Oberon rule, where a band of “rude mechanicals”, led by the hilarious Bottom, rehearse a play and where love is put to the test by the mischievous Puck. In the end, will the lovers end up with their correct mate? Will the mechanicals make it to their performance before the Duke? Is Titania doomed to love an ass? A Midsummer Nights Dream is a non-stop comedy that will warm you up in the cold winter months.

Cast: Jeni Ahlfeld, Andrew Ash, Katie Braden, Angelica Duncan, Charlotte Layne Dunn, Brandon Hillen, Sarah King, Miriam Mintz, Joe Mullen, James Parenti, Patricia Phelps, Tiffany D Turner, Randy Warsaw, Timothy Williams, Heidi Zenz, Katherine M Carter-Director , Griffin Parker-Stage Mgr , Jillian Marie Walker-Sound , Jeni Ahlfeld-Costumes , Lisa Hufnagel-Lighting , Paul Markert-Stage Mgr , Gabby Senatore-Stage Mgr
Open:   12/03/09
Close:   01/03/10

December 3-6, 9-12, 16-19, January 1-3 at 8pm, December 19 and 20 at 3:30pm
Theater:   Secret Theatre
Address:   4402 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
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Cost:$15 general admission; $10 for students
Buy Tickets Online or Call: OvationTix at 212-352-0255
Company: Secret Theatre         Official Web Site: www.secrettheatre.com
Charles Baker recently began studying acting to further a lifelong interest in Shakespeare. His experience now includes Escalus in Measure for Measure, American Theatre of Actors (James Jennings, Director), and a Senator and Gratiano in Othello, produced by the Inner Circle Theater Company at Abingdon Theatre. His training has been at The Michael Howard Studios, at HB Studios, and in voice and speech, with Shane Ann Younts.

Timothy J Cox Peter Quince

TIMOTHY J. COX New York Stage: Avenue of the Americas (Cantwell/Newsom Productions), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It (The Secret Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing and Arsenic and Old Lace (Queens Shakespeare), Measure for Measure and Picasso at the Lapin Agile (The Astoria Performing Arts Center), Jack Kerouac – Last Call, A Soldier’s Death and The Cat and the Moon (13th Street Repertory). Regional credits include everything from Shakespeare to Neil Simon. Film: Socks and Cakes (Kimistra Films), Over Coffee (A Studio In Production), The Watchers (Two Man Crew Productions) and The Beachcomber (A Studio In Production) AFTRA and AEA. Website: www.timothyjcox.com


Chris Kateff Nick Bottom
Chris is a theater graduate from Hillsdale College, Michigan. Most recently, Chris starred in Migration Can Be Deadly, part of the 2007 Samuel French One-Act Competition. Previously, Chris has acted with Personal Space Theatrics in A Christmas Carol. He has also been seen off-off-(off)-Broadway as Leopold in Largo Desolato and as the Second Lord in All's Well That Ends Well. Chris is also a part-time photographer, musician, and graphic designer. His design work has been featured in several Broadway shows including Ring of Fire and Jersey Boys. www.chriskateff.com