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Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at National Players

National Players is presently in their 67th season, and they are currently performing Julius Ceasar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and A Tale of Two Cities, as they travel around the country. The Players merged with Olney Theatre Center in 1953, and have been a fundamental part of the Theatre’s education department ever since. I had the great […]

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Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at WSC Avant Bard

Each year, Shakespeare is the most frequently produced playwright in America, and his A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the Bard’s most frequently produced plays. So if you’re going to produce it, you’d better have a fresh hook. WSC Avant Bard’s production, directed by Randy Baker, does: Midsummer‘s fairy-filled forest now has shadow puppets: […]

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Synetic Theater

The music is pulsing; the performers are insanely flexible, and everything from set to costumes to lights is drenched in the fantastical for Synetic’s latest Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The play and the company are a perfect match – the psychedelic comedy with three sets of lovers and a love potion finds perfect expression […]

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Castaways Repertory Theatre

“One of the most enduring features of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the sense that both the characters and the audience take a temporary journey into the world of the mystical. This otherworldly place, where nature reigns supreme and fairies disregard the stuffy social mores of civilized society, is a welcome retreat from the […]

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

No More Yielding But a Dream First things first – get thee to the new home for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC)! Located at 7 South Calvert Street in Downtown Baltimore; they have built a beautiful space in which to create wonderful theatrical experiences. Already well known for their summer productions in the “Ruins” of […]

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron is presenting an artful rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with everyone in the huge cast under the age of 20 except for the king and queen of the faeries. The queen, Titania is played by Laura Connors Hull, the founder of Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, VA. She and Tom Stamp, as the […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Part 5: Nafeesa Monroe

In Part Five of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet Nafeesa Monroe. Joel: How did you become involved with this production of Hamlet? I heard they hadn’t found their Gertrude yet from a good friend and he spoke very highly of the production. What did you perform at your audition? Nafeesa: I just […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Part 4: George Page

In Part Four of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet George Page. Joel:  How did you become involved with this production of Hamlet? George: Sally Boyett, our director, contacted me on January 12th and asked me to audition for Polonius. I drove to Annapolis about a week later and read for […]

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‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Since brevity is the soul of wit, I will be brief. Annapolis Shakespeare Company has mounted to the stage, for their first offering of 2014, Shakespeare’s noble tragedy: Hamlet. Directed by Sally Boyett, the production comes with a slightly modern focus; all the costumes bringing the production to an indeterminate location in the present day. […]

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World Stages: International Theatre Festival- ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at The Kennedy Center

The World Stages: International Theater Festival takes the center stage at The Kennedy Center, March 10-30, 2014 bringing together some of today’s most exciting theatrical visionaries presenting an unprecedented focus on theatre from around the globe. Twenty-two theatrical offerings from nineteen countries, and every continent except Antarctica, are represented in this theater Festival of dynamic […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Part 3: Paul E. Hope

In Part Three of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet Paul E. Hope. Joel: How did you become involved with this production of Hamlet? What did you perform at your audition? Paul: Sally called me in to talk about doing the fights for Hamlet last summer when working on Much Ado. I found […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Part 2: Audrey Bertaux

 In Part Two of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet Audrey Bertaux. Joel: How did you become involved with this production of Hamlet? What did you perform at your audition? I got to know Sally and Annapolis Shakespeare Company after stepping in last minute to their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream this […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 6: Ben Lauer (Demetrius) by Joel Markowitz

This is the Part 6 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Ben Lauer. Joel: How did you become involved with this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What did you perform at your audition? Ben: I had a small part in Annapolis’s Much […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 5: Ashlyn Thompson (Helena) by Joel Markowitz

This is the Part 5 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Ashlyn Thompson. How did you become involved with this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What did you perform at your audition? I went to see Pride & Prejudice this past spring. A few friends that I […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 4: Joel DeCandio (Lysander) by Joel Markowitz

This is the Part 4 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Joel DeCandio. How did you become involved with this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What did you perform at your audition? I heard about the audition very last minute, and I’ve always wanted […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 3: Amanda Forstrom (Hermia) by Joel Markowitz

This is the Part 3 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Amanda Forstrom (Hermia). Joel: How did you become involved with this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What did you perform at your audition? Amanda: I recently moved to the DC/MD/VA area, so I […]

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