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A Midsummer Night's Dream Popular

February 19 at 8pm
February 20 at 8pm
February 21 at 8pm
February 22 at 2pm and 8pm
The University Theatre

William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of the most popular plays in the history of the performing arts, has delighted, confounded, titillated, and transported audiences since its original Elizabethan staging. A whimsical romp through the woods? A freewheeling celebration of randomness over reason? A psychosexual plunge into the twisty realms of desire and identity? Or a bit of all three? The Yale Dramatic Association’s giddy interpretation of this world classic promises a Midsummer like you’ve never seen it before, as bracing and contradictory as the landscape of your own dreams. Grand and intimate, hilarious and heartbreaking, wise and utterly absurd, this production reunites you with your favorite bands of dreamers: the rude mechanicals, hastily rehearsing their epic new play; the four lovers, primed for a quarrel that would trump the wildest of high school showdowns; and Oberon and Titania, eager to take their fairy grudges a little too far. Don’t miss this spirited pageant of the things we only dare imagine once we’re deep asleep.

Cast

Oberon - Olivia Scicolone
Titania - Juliana Canfield
Puck - Rebecca Brudner
Helena - Lucy Fleming
Hermia - Miranda Rizzolo
Lysander - Kyle Yoder
Demetrius - Cody Kahoe
Bottom - Eric Sirakian
Flute - Thomas Stilwell
Quince - Reed Morgan
Starveling - Alina Aksiyote Bernardete
Snug - Filip Babalievsky
Snout - Sam Levatich
Philostrate - Seth Lifland
Egeus - Sesenu Woldemariam


Production Staff

Director - Stephen Kaliski
Producer - Chris Homburger
Stage Manager - Corinne Kentor
Set Designer - Jason Sherwood
Lighting Designer - Christina Watanabe
Sound Designer - Matt Sherwin
Costume Designer - Marisa Kaugars
Technical Director - Robert Loweth
Master Electrician - Harry Shamansky
Sound Engineer - Adam Salberg
Props Master - Susannah Hyde
Paint Charge - Brooke Lamell
Dramaturg - Dan Rubins
Assistant Director - Irina Gavrilova
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