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A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Audio Drama All Parts

Welcome to our podcast of Shakespeare’s beloved A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Featuring a terrific cast and production team, this production was originally slated as a live, in person production in the spring of 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic wore on, it transitioned into our first audio drama released in October 2020.

 

Production Team

Director: Molly Malone
Music Director: Sarah Chapman/Gabe Terry
Stage Manager: Gabe Terry
Prod. Coordinator: David Hoyer
Costumer: Dena Vassey
Props: Joyce Borum
Mendelssohn Arranger: Owen Eddy
Resident Music Director: Jake French
Featured Musicians: Sarah Chapman, Jonathan Breitzer, Nelson Soliva, Mia Sgambellone-Rose, Evan Bridenstine

Cast

(with their Venmo and/or CashApp tags, in case you want to send them a tip):
Nathan Pearce as Bottom | Venmo: @Nathan-Pearce-14
Traycie Kuhn-Zapata as Helena
Mia Sgambellone-Rose as Mustardseed
Judson Clark as Demetrius
Cerina Johnson as Titania/Hippolyta
Saki Marie Harp as Lysander | Venmo: @saki.marie
Evan Bridenstine as Theseus/Oberon
Shelton Burkart as Snout/Cobweb
Gabe Terry as Quince/Egeus
Christine Orozco as Fairy
Tayler Cox as Moth
Taj Allen as Philostrate/Robin/Puck
Jessie Wise as Flute/Peaseblossom
Laurel Moran as Hermia
David Hoyer as Snug

 

Love on the Brain

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and here at Sweet Tea Shakespeare, we have love on the brain! Cupid’s little arrows are flying and our upcoming production of Midsummer Night’s Dream features a little “cupid” of its own. Puck, also known as Robin Goodfellow, functions as the bringer of love in this whimsical Shakespeare comedy. Let’s look at a few things the god of love and the mischievous fairy have in common.

While Cupid has not always been portrayed as the cherub with the bow and arrows that now comes to mind, he and Puck can both be portrayed as childlike, working to aid couples in falling in love. Cupid works his will be shooting a magical arrow to cause those hit to fall in love. Similarly, Puck puts juice of a magical flower on the lovers’ eyes to manipulate the potential romances. Of course, when feelings are magically manipulated, chaos and hilarity ensue!

Join us for the comedic misadventures of Puck, this little bringer of love. Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s production of Midsummer Night’s Dream opens April 23rd. Don’t miss the fun! Get your tickets here!