Genre: Classical, Comedy, Kids, Magic
William Shakespeare, Illana Stein

The Queens Players presents

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Director: Illana Stein                                                                                       

Produced By Richard Mazda for The Queens Players

Producers: Alberto Bonilla & Jonathan Emerson          

Assistant Director: Emily Jackson

Production Stage Manager: Rosie Kolbo                                                                               

Makeup Designer: Emily Lambert

Lighting Designer: Michael Cole

Scenic Designer: Kathryn Lieber  

Properties Designer: Tyler M. Perry

Assistant Properties Designer: Samantha Jackson

Costume Designer: Isabelle Fields

Dramaturge: Charles Baker

Postcard Design by Internationally renowned artist Luba Lukova                            

Composer and Original Sound Design: Will Stackpole

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

Fresh from their critically acclaimed, sold out productions of Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Euripides’ The Bacchae, and Macbeth, The Queens Players returns for our debut performance in the newly redesigned Little Theatre with a magical, Night Circus reimagining of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Director Illana Stein’s vision of the dichotomy between the monochromatic mortal world of Athens and the black-light drenched, twilight infused circus-realm of the fairies will bring audiences right “into the tent” so to speak. True love will be tested, two worlds will collide, and mischief will be made!    

"Whenever I think of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I immediately think about a line from one of Puck’s last speeches “I am sent with broom before, to sweep the dust behind the door.” I imagine Puck with a broom cleaning up the mess, erasing all of the visions, and leaving us to wonder what did we just witness?  Our wildest dream? A Nightmare? A mixture of the two? It also reminds me that theatre is ephemeral, fleeting, and magical. One second it is there and a second later, poof it is gone. I wanted to further explore this idea and take audiences on an invited, exhilarating journey to the unfamiliar, their own private ‘Night Circus’. A world controlled by the faeries. Within the tent each night, a story unfolds of mayhem, disguise, fantasy, and love. A world of extremes. Our lovers escape sharp Athenian rule and find themselves running away to the circus. This play is not at all fun and games because once you are lured into the tent, there is no easy way out. After all, there is a ringmaster leading this adventure. What lurks beneath the tent? Accept our invitation and step into the world of the unknown.” -Illana Stein   

Featuring: Charles Baker, Sheree V. Campbell, Jeff Dickamore, Jonathan Emerson, Kathleen Fletcher, Aurora Florence, Zack Friedman, Evan Greene, Megan Greener, Ryan Krause, Robin Rightmeyer, Sabina

Friedman-Seitz, Kate Siepert*, Blaine Smith*, Jason Spina, Marcus Watson, Jaz Zepatos


Performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are
Sept 26th – Oct 12th, Thursday through Saturday @ 8pm

Sunday, 9/29 & 10/06, @ 3pm


The Secret Theatre
4402 23rd St. (at 23 St. and 44th Avenue)
LIC, NY 11101
At Court Square on the E, M, G and 7 train

Tickets are $18.

To purchase tickets, please visit www.secrettheatre.com. 718.392.0722

*These actors appear courtesy of the Actor’s Equity Association. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an approved Actor’s Equity Performance.

About the Company: The Queens Players

The Queen's players are a non-union acting company formed by English actor/writer, Richard Mazda. The inspiration is NYC's wonderful pool of actors and a desire to present new work, which is normally difficult to achieve without financial backing.

Open:   09/26/13
Close:   10/12/13

Performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are
Sept 26th – Oct 12th, Thursday through Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday, 9/29 & 10/06, @ 3pm
Theater:   Secret Theatre
Address:   4402 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: The Secret Theatre at 718.392.0722
Company: The Queens Players         Official Web Site: www.thequeensplayers.com