A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Presented in English
Parking Lot behind The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center (CSV), New York City, New York USA
July 7 – 23, 2016
“A Midsummer Night's Dream is a tale of love and enchantment that is simultaneously set in the woodland and in the realm of Fairyland, under the light of the moon. The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, ever fond of holding a mirror up to its own neighborhood, is adapting the story into a fable of the Lower East Side in the first production of its 2016 season, July 7 to 23, directed by Kathy Curtiss.” –description from program website
Shakespeare in the Parking Lot/The Drilling Company
Directed by Kathy Curtiss
Choreography by Jamila Gordon and Taliek Hill
Contemporary Sound Design is by Sarah Biesinger Re.
About Shakespeare in the Parking Lot:
"It is a tremendously accessible gathering place in the heart of the city. Like most companies that do Shakespeare we are following the spirit of Joseph Papp. But putting our own spin on it by placing it in a parking lot, making an urban wrinkle," says founding artistic director Hamilton Clancy. Shows are offered while the lot is in use. The action sometimes happens around a parked car which drives away during a performance. At such times, the players stop and the audience moves its chairs, pausing the performance the same way a show would stop for rain uptown in Central Park. It's all part of the fun.” –from the program website.
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Warren Jackson as Oberon
Serena Miller as Titania
Drew Vallins as Puck
Jordan Feltner as Bottom
Zander Meisner as Theseus
Zoe Anastassiou as Hippolyta
Israel Hillary as Philostrate
Michael Bernstein as Egeus
Jessica Kreuger as Oberon's First Faerie
Eddie Shields as Lysander
Brad Frost as Demetrius
Kathleen Simmonds as Helena
Mary Linehan as Hermia
The Amazons/Theseus' Guard are played by Jessica Kreuger, Shelby Wong, Stephanie Spector, Andrew Bryce, Israel Hillary and Javan Zapata.
The Mechanicals are played by Jordan Feltner, Jarrod Bates, Javan Zapata, Andrew Bryce, TJ Wagner and Dallin Halls.
Titania's faeries are played by Shelby Wong, Stephanie Spector, Michaela Lind, Catherina Nonis and Kristiana Jarquin Moreland.
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