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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of First Folio Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, opening tonight, July 9, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through August 14, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Pack a picnic and experience the Shakespearean classic that the Chicago Sun-Times raves to be "ideal for the sylvan backdrop of Oak Brook's Peabody Estate grounds, [A Midsummer Night's] Dream seems to speak directly to the trees and moonlight." Shakespeare's magical story about the difficulties of love is directed by Hayley Rice and produced by David Rice, author of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music.

Noted as one of Shakespeare's strangest and most delightful creations, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM draws on Greek mythology and Shakespeare's imagination to tell a story of magic and the difficulties of love. The perfect show for families, come laugh at the antics of the mischievous Puck as this fantastical fairy turns the world upside-down for the quartet of lovers, and the crazed, ass-headed Bottom, driving them to wild antics in the forest, all in the beautiful outdoor environment of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate.

A Midsummer Night's Dream cast is led by Sydney Germaine (The Matchmaker at Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre and Appropriate at The Station Theatre) as "Puck"; Michael Joseph Mitchell (The Winter's Tale at First Folio) as "Oberon" and "Theseus"; Johanna Mckenzie Miller (A Splintered Soul at Stage 773 andSeussical at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire) as "Titania" and "Hippolyta"; T. Isaac Sherman (Men Should Weep at Raven Theatre) as "Lysander"; Tony Carter (35mm at Room 300 at Collaboraction and Fiddler on the Roof at Ellen Eccles Theatre) as "Demetrius"; Sarah Wisterman as "Hermia"; Ali Burch (Feathers and Teeth at Owen Bruner Goodman Theatre) as "Helena"; Gordon Chow (Outside/Inside at Greenhouse Theater and Fish Men at Owen Bruner Goodman Theatre) as "Egeus" and "Peter Quince"; Steve Peebles(In the Heat of the Night at Theater Wit and Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps at Theatre at the Center) as "Nick Bottom"; David Gordon-Johnson (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Open Door Theatre and The Gentleman from Indiana at Wells-Metz Theatre) as "Francis Flute"; Austin England as "Robin Starveling"; Stefan Brundage as "Tom Snout"; and Dina Monk as "Snug".

The artistic team includes scenic design by Jeff Award winner and six-time nominee Angie Weber Miller (Jeeves At Sea and Laughter on the 23rd Floor at First Folio), Lighting Design by Greg Freeman (Jeeves At Sea at First Folio and Noises Off at Meiley-Swallow Hall), Sound Design by Chris Kriz (composer and lyricist of Soon I Will Be Invincible and Sound Designer for Bat Boy: The Musical at The Den Theatre Company), Special Asshead Design by Scott Leaton.and Stage Manager Julia Zayas-Melendez (assistant stage manager for West Side Story at Paramount Theatre and stage manager for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Stage 773).

Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 630.986.8067 or online at www.firstfolio.org.

Photo Credit: D. Rice



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