VIDEO: Director John Langs Discusses A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM At American Players Theatre
Wedding plans between Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons are underway when the couple is interrupted by angry parents trying to stop their headstrong daughter, Hermia, from marrying Lysander instead of their choice, Demetrius. A plan that backfires as the couple flees into the mystical Forest of Arden followed by Demetrius and Helena, (who is, in turn, love with Demetrius). There, Oberon and Titania - king and queen of the fairies - are having a quarrel of their own. And when Oberon enlists his servant Puck to cast a spell on his queen, everyone gets caught up in the magic of this iconic Shakespearean fairy tale.
The cast stars Jonathan Smoots as Theseus, Laura Rook as Hippolyta, Danny Martinez as Philostrate, Chike Johnson as Egeus, Melisa Pereyra as Hermia, Juan Rivera Lebron as Lysander, Nate Burger as Demetrius, Elizabeth Reese as Helena, Tracy Michelle Arnold as Quince, John Pribyl as Bottom, Andrew Rathgeber as Snug, Casey Hoekstra as Flute, Xavier Roe as Starveling, Ty Fanning as Snout, and Cristina Panfilio as Puck.
The show also features Gavin Lawrence as Oberon, Colleen Madden as Titania, Cher Desiree Alvarez as Peaseblossom, Eduardo Curley-Carrillo as Cobweb, Cage Sebastian Pierre as Moth, Josh Krause as Mustardseed, Eli Saperstein as Changeling Child, and Alejandro Cordoba, Elijah Edwards, Lauren Knutson, Jameson Ridge, and Dave Van Hallgren as Fairies.
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