Photo by Jacee Rohlck
JUST A DREAM?—The cast of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which opens tonight at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre.
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ opens tonight in Little Theatre
Shakespeare classic is first WHS show for new director
By Caitlyn Wolfgang
Warrior drama students will present the William Shakespeare classic, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opening tonight at 7 p.m in the Little Theatre.
Shows will also continue at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and a matinee performance will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 at the door at each show.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a comedy written by Shakespeare around 1595. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons, including the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, known as the mechanicals, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed around the world.
Director Julie Abraham, who is making her WHS debut, said young people today can connect with this story.
“The human condition hasn’t changed that much since the Elizabethan era, so the whole ‘boy loves girl, but girl hates boy’ drama that Shakespeare wrote about is relevant to what today’s teens still experience,” Abraham said. “Shakespeare—like any live theatre production—has the power to touch our hearts and sometimes, if we’re lucky, even to transform our minds.”
Sophomore Katelyn Boyd, who plays the Cobweb Faerie in the show, said she’s excited to see how the show turns out tonight.
“The cast and crew have been working very hard, and we’re hoping it looks good for the audience,” Boyd said.