Morton, Day, MacDonald, De Silva and Rooney Will Share A Midsummer Night's Dream

News   Morton, Day, MacDonald, De Silva and Rooney Will Share A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
Initial casting has been announced for A Midsummer Night's Dream, the first production of the 2008-2009 season at Hartford Stage.
Euan Morton
Euan Morton Photo by Irene Young

As previously reported, Lisa Peterson (Public LAB's Poor Itch) will stage the romantic comedy that begins performances Aug. 28 and officially opens Sept. 5. Performances will continue through Oct. 5. Set for the production are Euan Morton (Taboo) as Philostrate/Puck, Johanna Day (Peter and Jerry) as Hippolyta/Titania, David Andrew MacDonald (Coram Boy) as Theseus/Oberon, 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.

Joining the stage veterans will be students from the Hartt School, including Nathan Johnson (Staveling) and Robert Patrick Sheire (Snug) with 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.

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.

Creative duties will be announced shortly.

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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