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A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare

Bob Ari and Judith Heinz 

Adapted and Directed by
Set Design
Lighting Design
Costume Design
Associate Director
Voice and Speech Coach
Assistant Director
Technical Director

Robert Benedetti
Michael G. Wood
Robert Benedetti
The Ensemble
Andy Griggs
Irene Connors
Diana Greenwood Jensen
Robert Budaska


Theseus, Duke of Athens
Egeus, Hermia’s father
Demetrius, in love with Hermia
Lysander, in love with Hermia
Philostrate, aide to Theseus
Peter Quince, a carpenter,
Moonshine in the play
Sung, a painter,
Lion in the play
Nick Bottom, a weaver,
Pyramus in the play
Francis Flute, a bellows maker,
Thisby in the play
Tom Snout, a tinker,
Wall in the play
Hippolyta, a vanquished Queen,
engaged to Theseus
Hermia, Egeus’ daughter,
in love with Lysander
in love with Demetrius
King of the Fairies
Queen of the Fairies
Puck, or Robin Goodfellow;
servant to Oberon
Cobweb, a Fairy,
servant to Titania
Mustardseed, a Fairy,
servant to Titania
Secret Service Men


John Santacrose
Bob Ari
Daniel Lench
Wayne Liebman
Robert Budaska

Ben Tyler

Daniel Lench

Bob Ari

Wayne Liebman

Eugene Alper

Judy Heinz

Toni Handcock

Ferrell Marshall

John Santacross

Judy Heinz

Robert Budaska

Toni Handcock

Ferrell Marshall
Eugene Alper
Ben Tyler
Eugene Alper


Scene: Athens, and a wood near it.
Time: Midsummer Eve

About Midsummer Night

The title refers to the eve of June 24th, the Festival of St. John the Baptist, in Elizabethan days a time of folk dances, pageants, and superstitions. More than any other night in the year, Midsummer Eve suggested enchantments, witchcraft, and "summer madness," a state of mind marked by a heightened readiness to believe in the delusions of the imagination.

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