A Midsummer Night's Dream Awakens Hartford Stage Season Aug. 28

News   A Midsummer Night's Dream Awakens Hartford Stage Season Aug. 28 The 45th season at Hartford Stage kicks off Aug. 28 with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring Johanna Day, David Andrew MacDonald and Francis Jue.

Lisa Peterson (Public LAB's Poor Itch) stages the romantic comedy that officially opens Sept. 5 and continues through Oct. 5.

The cast boasts Day (Peter and Jerry) as Hippolyta/Titania, MacDonald (Coram Boy) as Theseus/Oberon and Jue (Yellow Face) as Philostrate/Puck with Everett Quinton (The Mystery of Irma Vep) as Egeus/Quince, Lucas Caleb Rooney (The Country Girl) as Bottom, Christina Pumariega as Hermia, Sanjit De Silva (Masked) as Lysander, Jake Lacy as Demetrius, Susanna Flood as Helena and Steven Boyer (I'm Not Rappaport) as Flute.

A Midsummer Night's Dream also includes ensemble members from the Hartt School, including Nathan Johnson (Staveling), Robert Patrick Sheire (Snug), Chelsea Farthing, Shaylan Glejzer, April Glick, Sal Mitsou and Alec Shamas as the Fairies. Children in the production are Jordan Cyr, Andrew Shipman, Delaney Jordan and Summer Raign Martin.

Designing the production are Rachel Hauck (set design), Stephen Strawbridge (lighting design), Ilona Somogyi (costume design), Paul James Prendergast (original musical composition) and Peter Pucci (choreography).

A Midsummer Night's Dream follows four would-be lovers into an Athenian forest who soon find themselves caught up in the magical world of the Fairy Kingdom. With entangled subplots and mismatched couples, A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. Hartford Stage is located at 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT. Tickets for current shows are available by calling (860) 527-5151. For more information visit www.hartfordstage.org.

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