San Diego's Globe Theatres' continue their summer festival with a mainstage mounting of A Midsummer Night's Dream, playing Sept. 16-Oct. 27 in the Old Globe Theatre. Kyle Donnelly (Williamstown's Philadelphia, Here I Come, Roundabout's Give Me Your Answer, Do!) directs.
Perhaps Shakespeare's most beloved comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream pits the mischievous fairies of the forest against a group of ordinary mortals, who fall in and out of love with the wrong partners before finding their true match.
Gretchen Egolf of More Lies About Jerzy and Jackie stars as Helena, a young woman in love with the indifferent Demetrius (Scott Ferrara). Aloysius Gigl (Younger Brother, Ragtime national tour) is the fairy king Oberon and Theseus. The cast also features John Harrington Bland (Tom Snout), John Campion (Egeus), Christ Butler Johnson (Lysander), Caroline Lagerfelt (Hippolyta/Titania), Abigail Lopez (Hermia), Matthew Miller (Francis Flute), Orlando Patoboy (Puck/Philostrate), Lucas Rooney (Snug), J. Fred Shiffman (Nick Bottom), Tosalie Tenseth (First Fairy), John Towey (Robin Starveling) and James Winker (Peter Quince) with University of San Diego Master of Fine Arts Students D'Vorah Bailey, Tami Mansfield, Michele Vazquez, Brian Ibsen and Robert Scott Smith as fairies and Oberon's henchmen.
Tony Fanning designed the sets with lighting by Nancy Schertler, orginal music and sound by Michael Roth and costumes by Ann Hould Ward (Beauty and the Beast).