2016 Spring Show – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

This is one of Shakespeare’s delightful and hilarious exploration of the vagaries of love.
[A] Midsummer Night’s Dream Tech week: M-W March 14th-16th rehearsals until 9pm. Tickets sell quickly, so don’t wait – BUY TICKETS NOW!

Performance and Double Cast Information!

Thursday, March 17th6:00pm
Friday, March 18th7:30pmSam/Viva/Emily/Nick
Saturday, March 19th7:30pmJessy/Yasmine/Ben/Andres
Wednesday, March 23rd4:00pmSam/Viva/Emily/Nick
Thursday, March 24th7:30pmSam/Viva/Emily/Nick
Friday, March 25th7:30pmJessy/Yasmine/Ben/Andres
Saturday, March 26th2:00pmJessy/Yasmine/Ben/Andres
Saturday, March 26th7:30pmSam/Viva/Emily/Nick

Important Info!

  • [R]ehearsals: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3:45-5:45.
  • [T]ech Weekend Potlucks: A long-standing Gunn Theatre tradition! From 11am-4pm both weekends before opening night, March 5th-6th, and March 12th-13th.
    All the parents provide food for the hard-working students! Please sign up, using the links for each day, below! (Under Cast & Crew Potlucks)
  • [G]ala and Pre-show Talk, at 6pm on opening night (3/17). Please sign up to help with setup and food prep.

Cast & Crew Potlucks

[P]lease, please, sign up below to keep our young actors fed and happy! Sign up often and for as many items as you are able to contribute. We’ll have up to 70 teenage mouths to feed, and we just can’t do it without everyone contributing something!

Saturday, March 5, 2016 Italian Potluck
Sunday, March 6, 2016 Asian Potluck
Saturday, March 12, 2016 Mexican Potluck
Sunday, March 13, 2016 American Potluck
[Q]uestions? E-mail Tania Goldszmidt, Gunn Theatre Potluck Coordinator

Cast List

3/17, 3/19, 3/25, 3/26 mat 3/18, 3/23 mat, 3/24, 3/26 eve
Theseus The Duke of Athens, has recently won a war against the Amazons, and to reward himself for his victory is going to marry their queen Hippolyta, whether she likes it or not. Max
Egeus a courtier at Theseus’s court and his master of revels. Grace B.
Philostrate Theseus’s Master of the Revels. The Duke sends him to encourage everybody in Athens to celebrate his wedding and have a festive time during the four days leading up to the ceremony. Henry
Hippolyta Queen of the Amazons. Having been defeated in battle by Theseus, she is now betrothed to him. Maggie
Lysander a young man of Athens, of good family and fortune. Andres Nick
Demetrius Not the most admirable of young men. Having wooed Helena and won her heart, he shifts his attentions to Hermia, who will have none of him, but whose father favors him. Ben Sam
Hermia Egeus’s daughter. In love with Lysander, she refuses to marry Demetrius despite the threat of death for her refusal. Yasmine Viva
Helena A young lady of Athens. She was wooed by Demetrius and remains obsessively, even masochistically in love with him. Jesse Emily
Rude Mechanicals/Roadies
Peter Quince A carpenter with literary pretensions who organizes some fellow workers into preparing a play he has written to present to Theseus and Hippolyta on their wedding day (in which he presents the Prologue).  Grace K.
Nick Bottom The weaver, a take-charge sort of fellow, and a great stage ham who wishes to play all the parts he can in Quince’s play.  Barry
Francis Flute A bellows-mender, a young man whose facial hair is only just beginning to grow. His voice may be unbroken.  Kyle
Tom Snout A tinker cast as Pyramus’s father and the Wall in Quince’s play.  Anjeli
Snug The joiner is not the most quick-witted of fellows, and is therefore cast as the lion to avoid his having to learn lines.  Rawlins
Robin Starveling This tailor portrays Moonshine in Quince’s play.  Miranda
The Fairies
Oberon King of Fairies. Proud, angry, and vengeful, he quarrels with Titania for the sake of a changeling boy, and on being refused decides to humiliate her into obedience. Alan
Titania Queen of Fairies. Her quarrel with Oberon disturbs nature, but in memory of her votaress, she still refuses to give up the boy who is at the quarrel’s root. Sonya
Puck Also known as Robin Goodfellow, is an amoral prankster of a spirit. Oberon’s jester, he delights in practical jokes, transforming Bottom for a lark and making him the object of Titania’s love. Kiana
Peasebottom A fairy of Titania’s court. Commanded by Titania, it is one of the ones to attend on Bottom. Gabie
Cobweb A fairy of Titania’s court. Commanded by Titania, it is one of the ones to attend on Bottom. Helen
Moth A fairy of Titania’s court. Commanded by Titania, it is one of the ones to attend on Bottom. Alyssa
Mustardseed A fairy of Titania’s court. Commanded by Titania, it is one of the ones to attend on Bottom. Chloe S.
Dustbunny One of Titania’s backups. Olivia E.
Floss One of Titania’s backups. Zoe
Lint One of Titania’s backups. Victoria
Oberon’s Band
Advait Anna A.
Ben S-T Cullen
Elizabeth S. Maddie S.
Ruth G. Sebastian

Old “News”:


[A]udition information for A Midsummer Night’s Dream can be found on the MSN Auditions page.


[C]allback formation for A Midsummer Night’s Dream can be found on the MSN Callbacks page.

Parent Meeting:

  • [T]uesday, February 16: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Cast and Crew PARENTS must meet Tuesday February 16 @ 7pm. Gunn Studio Theatre. If your child is in the cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream or is a student in Stage Tech, please come at 7pm to find all about the show, what help we’ll need from you (not TOO much, I promise!) and fill out some forms. We’ll start right at 7pm and end before 8! PLEASE COME! We really need you! Thanks, Jim Shelby and Kristen Lo.