A Midsummer Night's Dream

                                                 by William Shakespeare

Among Shakespeare's most memorable plays, this production set the scene in an abandoned theatre.  An intreped explorer begins to poke about in the rubble, and suddenly the magic enters the space, and the story unfolds before her very eyes.  As the faeries emerge, the magic overtakes the explorer and she becomes our Puck.  Always a challenge to separate the worlds of magic and normalcy, this production was great fun.

UMKC Theatre, Studio Theatre 116

April 2010

 

Directed by Theodore Swetz

Scenic Design by Pan Leung

Lighting Design by Richard L. Sprecker

Sound Design by Merlin Alexandre James Salisbury

Music composed by Timothy Munger

 

Photography by Stacey Schmitz and Richard L. Sprecker

Our Scene
Our Scene

The magic world of our story.

Explorer
Explorer

The explorer discovers amazing things amongst the rubble of the theatre.

Theseus and Hippolyta
Theseus and Hippolyta

The story begins as they dance a dangerous dance with each other.

Faeries
Faeries

The faeries emerge from the darkness of the wood.

Oberon and Titania
Oberon and Titania

Oberon attempts to sway Titania.

Titania and her Court
Titania and her Court

Titania prepares to bed away, watched over by her fae court.

Wreaking Magics
Wreaking Magics

Oberon prepares to discover what the crazy lovers are up to in his world.

Helena
Helena

Helena dictates their folly to the bewitched men.

Puck at Play
Puck at Play

Puck transfixes one of the lovers with the magic of the flower.

Sleeping Lovers
Sleeping Lovers

The magic evening passes, the lovers sleep.

Roar of a Lion
Roar of a Lion

The Mechanical do discharge their story of lovers' woe.