Shakespeare’s enchanted woods are transported to Regency Ireland, where live Irish music, dance, and Yeats’ poetry are sure to cast a spell!
Shakespeare’s enchanted woods replete with mischievous faeries, quarreling lovers, and ridiculous rude mechanicals are transported to a Regency drawing room in rural Ireland. Live Irish music, dance, and Yeats’ poetry are sure to cast a spell! Adapted and directed by Stephanie Mumford and Leah Mazade with assistance from Folger Shakespeare Theatre dramaturg Michele Osherow and traditional Irish music/history expert Peter Brice. Irish dance choreography by Kate Bole. Irish musicians – Peter Brice on accordion/bodhran, Samantha Suplee on fiddle, and Leah Mazade on cello.
PLEASE NOTE! Due to renovations at the Writers Center (QTCs home), A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed at the Randolph Road Theater (aka the old Round House Theater), 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902, from July 25 thru August 12, 2018.
Lady Montebrook/Fairy Queen Uema – Laura Russell
Reverend Peter Quince – John Decker
Lord Gregory – Grant Cloyd
Aveline – Angela Pirko
OConor – Seth Rosenke
Margaret – Laura Rocklyn
Mayor Gale/Fairy King Finvarra – Addison Switzer
Bottom, the caretaker – David Dubov
Mrs. Starvling, the cook – Leah Mazade
Phin, the yardman – John Allnutt
Puck – Ian Blackwell Rogers
Faery – Madie Kilner
Dryads – Katie Kemp, Julie Olsen, (Quincy McElhaney)
Prized by its patrons for its intimate stagings, QTC specializes in productions of naturalistic plays about the truth and beauty in everyday quotidian life. This boutique theater caters to those who enjoy thinking aboutand discussing with friends after the showthe meaning of a great play.
Tickets available at the door, on-line via Brown Paper Tickets, or by reservations via QTC’s box office. Open seating, except for QTC 2017-18 subscribers, who may reserve seats.
General – $35, no discounts applied. Open seating.
Senior (65+) – $25, senior discount for patrons 65 and older.
Student – $15, special discount for students and The Writer’s Center members.
30&UNDER – $15, special FRIDAYS ONLY discount for patrons 30 years of age and younger.
Children – Free for children 12 years of age and younger.
2018/07/25 - 2018/08/12
Additional time info:
On July 25th, members of DC/MD/VA theatre community (actors, directors, designers, writers) are invited to PWYC.
There will be a post-show talk with the cast, directors/adapters, and musical director following Saturday, July 28th, 2pm matinee.