Friday, Nov. 6 marks the opening of The Hilberry Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I was lucky enough to catch a sneak peek of the production yesterday at one of the final dress rehearsals. Not only is Midsummer the longest running show in our repertory this year, it is also featured as our student matinee.
The cast features the entire Hilberry company, with some additional roles filled by members of our undergraduate Bonstelle arm. Featuring Brian P. Sage (Theseus); Lorelei Sturm (Hippolyta/Peaseblossom); Safiya Johnson (Mistress Philostrata); Dave Toomey (Egeus/Oberon); Carollette Phillips (Hermia); Peter C. Prouty (Demetrius); Rob Pantano (Lysander); Samantha Rosentrater (Helena); Erman Jones (Quince); Alan Ball* (Bottom); Jordan Whalen (Flute); Andrew Papa (Snug); Christopher R. Ellis (Starveling); Jason Cabral (Snout); Justin Vanden Heuvel (Puck); Sara Hymes (1st Fairy/Mustardseed); Christina Flynn (Titania); Katie Lietz Flannery (Cobweb) and Annabelle Young (Moth).
Directed by Joe Calarco. Scenic Design by Melinda Pacha. Costume Design by Christa Koerner. Choreography by Nira Pullin. Technical Direction by Jeffrey Strange. Sound Design by Jonathan Weaver. Lighting Design Jason Pratt. Publicist Kelly O’Connor. Stage Management, Michael Peters.
*Appears by special permission of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
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