Spells are cast, lovers are fooled and revelry flourishes as worlds collide in Shakespeare's imaginative comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" presented by Sierra Stages at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City from February 28 through March 23, 2013.
On a night when anything can happen, young lovers rouse their mischievous curiosity of fairies, which use their charm to lead the couple into a playful midnight frolic through the forest. In the midst of it all, an acting troupe gets caught up in the chaos when a magic spell turns their leading man into a donkey. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" blurs the line between magic and reality, leading to a night so fantastical you have to dream it to believe it.
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" is directed by Jac Royce, with set design by Mike Edwards, costume design by Sharon Olson, lighting design by Erin Beatie, and musical accompaniment by Pamela Mengers Hodges. The Nevada County cast includes Sam Haley-Hill, Robert Rossman, Marion Jeffery, Paul Hauck, Lyra Dominguez, Casey Burke, Conor Nolan, Tinley Ireland, Isaias Acosta, BranDon Johnson, Marcus Arellanes, Cathy Johnston, Chandler Leonard, Clara Knappen, Jackson Knappen, Tadja Enos, Jozi Gullickson, and Pamela M. Hodges on mandolin.
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" begins February 28 and continues for four weekends through March 23. Performances are Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. For the first two performances, Thursday February 28 and Friday March 1, general admission tickets are only $15. For all other performances, general admission tickets are available at the reduced price of $20 if purchased before March 2. After that, general admission tickets will be $25 for all performances. In addition, Sierra Stages is pleased to offer reserved seating for $35 for all performances. With reserved seating, audience members may select specific seat locations in advance and also provide additional financial support for the production. General Admission Tickets and Reserved Seating are available online at www.SierraStages.org, by calling Sierra Stages at 530-346-3210, and in person at the Nevada City Box Office (at the Miners Foundry) and BriarPatch Co-op. Group rates and special low priced high school and collect student group rates are available. Student rush tickets (under age 18, with presentation of full-time student ID) will be available for $15 on a first-come, unreserved basis, 30 minutes prior to curtain, if the performance is not sold out.
For its 2013 season, Sierra Stages is again offering affordable Season Passes. In addition to "A Midsummer Night's Dream", the 2013 season includes the hilarious Tony Award-winning musical "Avenue Q" in July and the hit Off-Broadway revue "Closer Than Ever" in November. The General Admission Season Pass is priced at only $55 and allows theatregoers to select any performance of each show, with unreserved seating. For an additional $25, theatregoers may become Sierra Stages Members and choose reserved seats. A third option, new for 2013, is a special Preview Season Pass priced at only $40 which allows theatregoers to attend one of the first two public performances of each show with unreserved seating. 2013 Season Passes may be purchased online at www.SierraStages.org or by calling Sierra Stages at 530-346-3210.
Sierra Stages is a nonprofit tax-exempt community theater that enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. This is the fifth season for the nonprofit community theatre, which has presented 15 musicals and plays since 2009. Sierra Stages productions have received 25 Elly Award nominations and four Elly Awards. Special appreciation is given to our 2013 Season Sponsors, including the following local businesses: Pleasant Valley Veterinary Center, B&C True Value Home Center, Ensemble Designs, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, The Union, KVMR, KNCO, and Sierra FoodWineArt. If you are interested in becoming a Season Sponsor, please contact Sierra Stages as 530-346-3210 or by email at info@SierraStages