A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare

This play, one of William Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, revolves around the adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and what happens to them when they visit a moonlit forest filled with fairies. Taking place in midsummer, the young lovers Hermia & Lysander and Helena & Demetrius, find their romantic intrigues confused and complicated when they cross paths with Oberon, the King of the Fairies and his Queen, Titania, who are at war with one another. Puck (or Robin Goodfellow) is an imp who further complicates matters. Other visitors to the magic wood include Bottom the weaver and his workmen friends who attempt to rehearse their terrible but hilarious version of the play, The Tragedy of Pyrmus and Thisbe, for the Duke Theseus’ wedding to Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. They, too, find themselves in fairy trouble…

Performed at the MacCallum House in Mendocino

Reviews & Comments

OMG what an amazing afternoon! Brunch at the Beaujolais then Midsummer night’s dream. Did I mention that the sun was shining? Took my boots AND sock off and let my toes play in the grass just like the amazing Puck was playing with my mind. What a wonderful production Hugh. I’m forever impressed. Thank you.

— Eileen

Finally got to see it yesterday. It was overcast with a fine mist falling at times, but the performance was fabulous! I would go again if I could. Kudos!

— Kathleen

I wanted to thank Hugh, cast & crew for a an amazing performance of Shakespeare’s……. A Midsummer Night’s Dream this afternoon at the Mac House. Everybody should go and see it! Thank you Rock the Ground Theater Company.

— Todd

Special Thanks

Karen Cahill, Julie Wood, James Preston, Steven Bates, Nicole Kench, Jay Siedman, Lee Edmundson, Diane Springford, Mickie Zekley, Daniel Cahill and Camille Parsons

The Cast

The Athenian Court
Theseus, Duke of Athens – Ken Light
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons – Nicole Traber
Philostrate – Hugh Dignon
Aegeus, father to Hermia – Lorry Lepaule

The Lovers
Helena – Jacqueline Goehner
Hermia – Fiona Rose Melia
Demetrius – Austin Rucker
Lysander – Scott Wells

The Mechanicals
Peter Quince, a carpenter – Michael R. Cahill
Snug, a joiner – Cortney Bergeson
Nick Bottom, a weaver – Joe Preuss
Francis Flute, a bellows mender – Myq
Tom Snout, a tinker – Eli Bye

The Faerie Court
Oberon, King of the Faeries – Hugh Dignon
Titania, Queen of the Fairies – Hillary Spector
Puck, or Robin Goodfellow – Shine Borovi
The Changeling Child – Isabel Traber

First Faery & Hooded Singing Faery – Fiona Rose Melia
Singing Faery – Jacqueline Goehner
Dewdrop – Lorry Lepaule
Peaseblossom – Maya Neumeier
Cobweb – Cheyenne Reaves
Mustardseed – Miles McKenty
Starlight – Shelley Bross
Dinkle – Jonas Reaves

Staff & Crew

Artistic Director – Hugh Dignon
 – Hugh Dignon & Hillary Spector
Set – Matthew Strong & Hugh Dignon
Costumes – Hillary Spector & Hugh Dignon
Masks & Props – Hugh Dignon
Set Construction – James Preston, Steven Bates, Max Preston
Stage Management – Ahu Smith
Production Coordinator – Karen Cahill
Poster Design – Daniel Cahill

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