A Midsummer Night´s Dream, William Shakespeare


PRAGUE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Prague Shakespeare Company is honored to cooperate once again with the Summer Shakespeare Festival to present an English-language production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (with Czech surtitles). Directed by PSC Artistic Director Guy Roberts, this fresh take on Shakespeare’s timeless classic is the perfect escape for audiences of all ages to come together and celebrate the wonder of Shakespeare and the magic of falling in love after our time of isolation because of coronavirus.

Set in a magical wood filled with fantastical fairies, sprites and legendary creatures, with original music by Patrick Neil Doyle, this production features Tony Award–winning and Oscar-nominated storyteller Jeffrey Whitty’s modern English language adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This Midsummer cuts through the centuries to bring audiences a fresh, moment-by-moment take, designed to flow as effortlessly for modern audiences as Shakespeare’s beloved classic played to the Elizabethans. This “translation" was written as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On! project. These translations present the work of Shakespeare in language accessible to modern audiences while never losing the beauty of Shakespeare’s verse.

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William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night´s Dream

Translated into the modern tongue by
Jeffrey Whitty
Directed by
Guy Roberts
Composer
Patrick Neil Doyle
Scenic Designer
Markéta Trösterová‑Fantová
Lighting Designer
Přemysl Janda
Costume Designer
Eva Bellefeuille
Production
Eric Sammons

CAST

OBERON
Lane Davies
TITANIA
Jessica Boone
PUCK
Vanessa Gendron
PEASEBLOSSOM
Marie Kružiková
MUSTARDSEED
Františka Brzobohatá
COBWEB
Zuzana Páleníková
MOTH
Leona Skleničková
ZEPHYR
Hana Tomášová
MAB
Sofia Mayorga
SPROUT
Julian Bellefeuille
HELENA
Laura Baranik
DEMETRIUS
Taylor Napier
HERMIA
Fedorah Philippeaux
LYSANDER
Mike Zaharczuk
THESEUS
Scott Sophos
HIPPOLYTA
Elissa Levitt
EGEUS
Bob Boudreaux
NICK BOTTOM
Jeff Smith
PETER QUINCE
Scott Bellefeuille
FRANCIS FLUTE
Jared Doreck
TOM SNOUT
Sarah Bentley
ROBIN STARVELING
Valeria Vasiľová
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