A Midsummer Night’s Dream

May 12 - June 9
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Noah Himmelstein
A Midsummer Night’s Dream portrait picture

Overview

It’s the beloved Shakespearean comedy like you’ve never seen it before. A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Everyman Theatre will take you on a sidesplitting journey of laughter, love, and surprises. Get ready to laugh your Bottom off with our bawdy new take on this hysterical romantic comedy. Join in on the fun! Get your tickets today!

Run Time: Approx. 2 hours, 20 min. (including a 15-min. intermission)
Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Cast thine eyes upon these rehearsal photos:

Videos

Meet the Fairies of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
MPT Arts Minute with Director Noah Himmelstein

SHAKESPEARE DECODED

Who is who in A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

Who are the ATHENIANS?
LYSANDER and HERMIA are eager to get married. But Hermia’s dad EGEUS can’t stand Lysander, and wants Hermia to marry DEMETRIUS. Except HELENA, DEMETRIUS ex, is HERMIA’s best friend!

  • THESEUS – Duke of Athens, engaged to Hippolyta.
  • HIPPOLYTA – Amazonian queen, engaged to Theseus.
  • PHILOSTRATE – Theseus’ Master of Revels.
  • EGEUS – An Athenian citizen and Hermia’s father.
  • HERMIA – Egeus’ daughter and Lysander’s love interest.
  • LYSANDER – Hermia’s beau.
  • DEMETRIUS – Hermia’s persistent suitor.
  • HELENA – Hermia’s best friend and Demetrius’ ex.

Who are the FAIRIES?
King OBERON and Queen TITANIA rule the enchanted forest. They’re crazy in love but combative and willful partners. PUCK, Oberon’s right-hand and champion prankster, accompanies them. 

  • OBERON – King of the fairies, Titania’s husband.
  • TITANIA – Queen of the fairies, OBERON’s wife.
  • PUCK – A magical jokester fairy, Oberon’s attendant.
  • PEASBLOSSOM – Titania’s fairy attendant.
  • MUSTARDSEED – Titania’s fairy attendant.
  • COBWEB – Titania’s fairy attendant.
  • MOTH – Titania’s fairy attendant.

What are the MECHANICALS?
A zany group of amateur actors take time off from their day jobs to prepare their play Pyramus and Thisbe for the upcoming royal wedding. This is their big break, and they can feel it!

  • QUINCE / MOONSHINE – A carpenter and the director of Pyramus and Thisbe.
  • BOTTOM / PYRAMUS – A weaver and the star of the play-within-a-play.
  • FLUTE / THISBE – A bellows-mender and romantic lead actor.
  • SNOUT / WALL – A tinker and the wall separating true lovers.
  • SNUG / LION – A joiner and ferocious lion.

“It’s a joyful celebration, a rallying call to protect nature; finding or remembering your first love and unifying the different parts of ourselves that easily become imbalanced. It’s produced often because it always has something fresh to say about accessing your spirit.”

Director noah Himmelstein, interviewed in jmore magazine

Cast:

Everyman Company Everyman Resident Company
Andreá Bellamore
Andreá Bellamore HIPPOLYTA / TITANIA
Suzanna Catherine Fox
Suzanna Catherine Fox FLUTE / PEASEBLOSSOM / THISBE
Deborah Hazlett
Deborah Hazlett HELENA
Helen Hedman
Helen Hedman SNUG / COBWEB / LION
Hannah Kelly
Hannah Kelly QUINCE / MOTH / MOONSHINE
Tony Nam
Tony Nam BOTTOM / PYRAMUS
Bruce Randolph Nelson
Bruce Randolph Nelson LYSANDER
Zack Powell
Zack Powell PHILOSTRATE / PUCK
Natalya Lynette Rathnam
Natalya Lynette Rathnam HERMIA
Jefferson A. Russell
Jefferson A. Russell DEMETRIUS
René Thornton Jr.
René Thornton Jr. THESEUS / OBERON
James Whalen
James Whalen EGEUS / SNOUT / MUSTARDSEED / WALL

Artistic + Creative Team

Daniel Ettinger
Set Design
David Burdick
Costume Design
Aja M. Jackson
Lighting Design
Pornchanok Kanchanabanca
Sound Design
Shalyce Hemby
Choreography
Gavin Witt
Adaptation
Gary Logan
Text
Lewis Shaw
Fights and Intimacy
Robyn Quick
Dramaturgy
Diane Healy
Stage Manager
Jalon Payton
Assistant Stage Manager
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