A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare I directed by Adam P. Blais

Hermia loves Lysander, Demetrius loves Hermia, Helena loves Demetrius, Theseus and Hippolyta are almost newlyweds and the already-complex marriage of the immortal Queen and King of Fairyland was rocky even before one of them fell for an amateur actor-turned-ass. Run away to the Fairyland with young lovers, a rag tag group of amateur actors, and one mischievous sprite in Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy.

Thursday, September 15, 7:30 p.m. (Preview/ Monmouth Night)
Friday, September 16, 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night)
Saturday, September 17, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 17, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 18, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 22, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 23, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, 1:00 p.m. (Closing Night)
Production Team

Adam P. Blais
Jim Alexander
Set Designer
Erin Fauble
Lighting Designer
Hailey Glick
Stage Manager
Michelle Handley
Costume Designer

Rew Tippin
Sound Designer



Owen Halstad
Austen Horne
Ethan Miller
Shaan Sharma
Ray K. Souen

Casey Turner

From the Director

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, like so many plays, is a story about love, marriage, and the complexities of relationships (Human and Fairy). It is a play that celebrates the many phases of love while simultaneously embracing and highlighting the obstacles and obsessions that often stand in its way.

When we first meet the players, they are preparing for the nuptials of Theseus and Hippolyta. The preparations are soon interrupted by a clash of love and authority between a parent and child, the breach and renewal of a long-standing relationship, and the joys and frustrations of new, budding relationships. The relationships and characters may be tested but love will always prevail.

But be warned…love is both a beautiful and dangerous emotion. It has the ability to bring out the best and the worst in individuals. It is something we all crave, and ironically something we are also all too willing to deny.

Most importantly, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play that reminds us that to give ourselves freely to another, we must first be willing to unapologetically accept ourselves. To quote RuPaul, “If you can’t love yourself how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an Amen?”