‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Opens Theatre Season September 28
The Gordon State College Theatre Department opens its 2016-17 season with one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
The hilariously magical production will be presented Wednesday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 2 on the stage of the Gordon State College Fine Arts Theatre.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream is fast paced and will serve surprises behind every corner with live music, magical love spats and a spellbinding scenic design,” said Director and assistant professor of theatre Lisa Cesnik Ferguson. “Bring your imagination and get lost in the forest with Puck, Titania and Oberon, a band of ‘hempen homespun’ actors and four extremely lost lovers. Audiences will experience the always-relevant words of William Shakespeare in a fresh, unexpected way.”
Joining Ferguson in staging the production is Associate Professor of Theatre Tony Pearson, scene and lighting designer; Associate Professor of Music Neil Boumpani and costume designer Lauren Paris.
Performances Wednesday through Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee Sunday at 2.
Tickets for each performance are available at the door and are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Admission for Gordon students, staff and faculty is free.
The Friday evening Sept. 30 performance will feature a special “Dinner and a Show” option for patrons. For $25 interested patrons can enjoy a three-course, gourmet meal in Highlander Dining Hall before the play. The “Dinner and a Show” option is a limited seating event and reservations can be made by calling 678-359-5052. Dinner seating is 5 to 6 p.m. with no one seated after 6. A round-trip shuttle service will be available between Highlander Dining Hall and the Fine Arts building.
The cast includes
Theseus (Duke of Athens) Jacob Rivera
Egeus (Father to Hermia) Michael Hicks
Lysander (In love with Hermia) Christian Madura
Demetrius (In love with Hermia) Nathan Rogers
Philostrate (master of revels) Nick Mann
Peter Quince (a carpenter) A’Maury Rakestraw
Snug (a joiner) Oliver Jones
Nick Bottom (a weaver) Dante Pereira
Tommi Snout (Tinker) Shannon Krenek
Robin Starveling (Tailor) Ashley Cannon
Hippolyta (Amazon Queen) Jayla Myers
Hermia (In love with Lysander) Trish Williams
Helena (in love with Demetrius) Taylor Drawdy
Oberon (King of Fairies) Shamar Bailey
Titania (Queen of Fairies) Brianna Moore
Puck (Oberon’s servant-fairy) Maleah Hatcher
Peaseblossom and Fairy Abbie Caoette
Moth (a fairy) Howard Smith
Cobweb (a fairy) Jayla Irwin
Mustardseed (a fairy) Ashtyn Bailey
Oberon’s Attendant Howard Smith, Maleah Hatcher
Titania Attendants (See fairies above)
Theseus and Hippolyta Attendants: Ambria Walker, Da’Shaquan Green, Angelnique Orr, Keeno Krieger, Maya Rose
Stage Manager/Director’s Assistant Donovan Dickinson
Assistant Stage Manager Marlena White
Properties Georgia Cone