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[[Folger Theatre|Folger Theatre]] produced William Shakespeare's ''[[A Midsummer Night's Dream]]'', directed by Aaron Posner, from January 26 to March 13, 2016.  
 
[[Folger Theatre|Folger Theatre]] produced William Shakespeare's ''[[A Midsummer Night's Dream]]'', directed by Aaron Posner, from January 26 to March 13, 2016.  
  
[[File:Midsummer 647.jpg|600px|frame|Megan Graves (Snug), Desmond Bing (Demetrius), Erin Weaver (Puck), Eric Hissom (Oberon), Betsy Mugavero (Hermia), and Justina Adorno (Starveling),  in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' Folger Theatre, 2016. Teresa Wood.|none]]
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[[File:Midsummer 647.jpg|700x700px|Megan Graves (Snug), Desmond Bing (Demetrius), Erin Weaver (Puck), Eric Hissom (Oberon), Betsy Mugavero (Hermia), and Justina Adorno (Starveling),  in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' Folger Theatre, 2016. Teresa Wood.|alt=|center|thumb]]
  
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== Synopsis ==
 
It is easy to lose yourself in the enchanted woods of Shakespeare’s timeless romantic tale. This magical comedy of tangled lovers, mischievous fairies—and a band of players to boot—is given a fresh, new staging by Aaron Posner, with DC favorites Holly Twyford as Bottom and Erin Weaver as Puck. This captivating <em>A Midsummer Night’s Dream</em> is a musical celebration of the follies and foibles of human beings—and not to be missed.
 
It is easy to lose yourself in the enchanted woods of Shakespeare’s timeless romantic tale. This magical comedy of tangled lovers, mischievous fairies—and a band of players to boot—is given a fresh, new staging by Aaron Posner, with DC favorites Holly Twyford as Bottom and Erin Weaver as Puck. This captivating <em>A Midsummer Night’s Dream</em> is a musical celebration of the follies and foibles of human beings—and not to be missed.
  
== Production ==
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==Production==
 
Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
 
Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
  
=== Cast ===
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===Cast===
* Justina Adorno: Starveling
 
* Elliott Bales* : Egeus
 
* Desmond Bing: Demetrius
 
* Adam Wesley Brown*: Lysander
 
* Caroline Stefanie Clay*: Hippolyta/Titania
 
* Megan Graves: Snug/Philostrate
 
* Eric Hissom*: Theseus/Oberon
 
* Betsy Megavero*: Hermia
 
* Monique Robinson*: Snout
 
* Richard Ruiz*: Peter Quince
 
* Dani Stoller: Francis Flute
 
* Holly Twyford*: Nick Bottom
 
* Erin Weaver*: Puck
 
* Kim Wong*: Helena
 
  
=== Understudies ===
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*Justina Adorno: Starveling
* Jacqueline Chenault: Mechanicals
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*Elliott Bales* : Egeus
* Megan Graves: Hermia/Puck
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*Desmond Bing: Demetrius
* Jennifer Hopkins: Titania/Hippolyta/Bottom
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*Adam Wesley Brown*: Lysander
* Jeff Keogh: Theseus/Oberon/Egeus
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*Caroline Stefanie Clay*: Hippolyta/Titania
* Lilian Oben: Mechanicals
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*Megan Graves: Snug/Philostrate
* Zachary Powell: Demetrius/Lysander
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*Eric Hissom*: Theseus/Oberon
* Scott Alan Small: Peter Quince
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*Betsy Mugavero*: Hermia
* Dani Stoller: Helena
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*Monique Robinson*: Snout
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*Richard Ruiz*: Peter Quince
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*Dani Stoller: Francis Flute
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*Holly Twyford*: Nick Bottom
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*Erin Weaver*: Puck
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*Kim Wong*: Helena
  
=== Creative team ===
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===Understudies===
* Aaron Posner, Director
 
* Erika Chong Shuch, Choreographer
 
* Paige Hathaway, Scenic Design
 
* Devon Painter, Costume Design
 
* Jesse Belsky, Lighting Design
 
* Sarah Pickett, Sound Design and Additional Music
 
* Andre Pluess, Original Music
 
* Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
 
* Daryl Eisenberg, CSA, New York Casting
 
* Marne Anderson, Production Stage Manager
 
* Elisabeth Ribar, Assistant Stage Manager
 
  
=== Production team ===
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*Jacqueline Chenault: Mechanicals
* Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
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*Megan Graves: Hermia/Puck
* Nate Dendy, Magic Consultant
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*Jennifer Hopkins: Titania/Hippolyta/Bottom
* Cassie Ash, Assistant Director
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*Jeff Keogh: Theseus/Oberon/Egeus
* Jenna Duncan, Assistant Director
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*Lilian Oben: Mechanicals
* Elizabeth Brodie, Production Assistant
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*Zachary Powell: Demetrius/Lysander
* Monique Robinson, Dance Captain
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*Scott Alan Small: Peter Quince
* Tony Koehler, Props Master
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*Dani Stoller: Helena
* Bella Faccia, Inc., Scenic Construction
 
* Brian Gillick, Tyler Herald, Richard Ouellette, Scenic Painters
 
* Kate Fulop, Assistant Costume Designer
 
* Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
 
* Mariah Hale, Ansaldo Costumes, Adalia Tonneyck, and Denise Wagner, Costume Construction
 
* John Brandon Baird, Costume Construction
 
* James Neylon, Master Electrician
 
* Amanda Kircher, Light Board Operator
 
* Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
 
* WiT Media, Advertising Agency
 
* Teresa Wood, Production Photography
 
* James Kegley, Promotional Photography
 
* Heather Daniels, Lee Fanning, Mark Fastoso, and APTV, Promotional Video
 
* WAPAVA, Archival Video
 
* C2, Open Captioning
 
  
=== Folger Theatre ===
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===Creative team===
* Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
 
  
* Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
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*William Shakespeare, Playwright
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*Aaron Posner, Director
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*Erika Chong Shuch, Choreographer
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*Paige Hathaway, Scenic Design
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*Devon Painter, Costume Design
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*Jesse Belsky, Lighting Design
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*Sarah Pickett, Sound Design and Additional Music
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*Andre Pluess, Original Music
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*Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
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*Daryl Eisenberg, CSA, New York Casting
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*Marne Anderson, Production Stage Manager
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*Elisabeth Ribar, Assistant Stage Manager
  
* David Polk, General Manager
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===Production team===
  
* Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
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*Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
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*Nate Dendy, Magic Consultant
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*Cassie Ash, Assistant Director
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*Jenna Duncan, Assistant Director
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*Elizabeth Brodie, Production Assistant
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*Monique Robinson, Dance Captain
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*Tony Koehler, Props Master
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*Bella Faccia, Inc., Scenic Construction
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*Brian Gillick, Tyler Herald, Richard Ouellette, Scenic Painters
 +
*Kate Fulop, Assistant Costume Designer
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*Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
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*Mariah Hale, Ansaldo Costumes, Adalia Tonneyck, and Denise Wagner, Costume Construction
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*John Brandon Baird, Costume Construction
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*James Neylon, Master Electrician
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*Amanda Kircher, Light Board Operator
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*Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
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*WiT Media, Advertising Agency
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*Teresa Wood, Production Photography
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*James Kegley, Promotional Photography
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*Heather Daniels, Lee Fanning, Mark Fastoso, and APTV, Promotional Video
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*WAPAVA, Archival Video
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*C2, Open Captioning
  
* Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
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===Folger Theatre===
  
* Katherine Pitt, Humanities Programs Assistant
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*Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  
== Other media ==
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*Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
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*David Polk, General Manager
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*Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
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*Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
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*Katherine Pitt, Humanities Programs Assistant
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==Other media==
  
 
Watch the trailer for this production of ''A Midsummer Night's Dream."''
 
Watch the trailer for this production of ''A Midsummer Night's Dream."''
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<html5media height="180" width="320">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5wYuePNbKQ</html5media>
 
<html5media height="180" width="320">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5wYuePNbKQ</html5media>
  
== Reviews   ==
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==Reviews==
* [https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/midsummer-nights-dream-theres-life-in-the-warhorse-yet/2016/02/02/78a23290-c912-11e5-88ff-e2d1b4289c2f_story.html The Washington Post]
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* [http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/theater/article/13047557/a-midsummer-nights-dream-at-the-folger-theatre-and-the-gunston-arts-center-reviewed Washington City Paper]
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*[https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/midsummer-nights-dream-theres-life-in-the-warhorse-yet/2016/02/02/78a23290-c912-11e5-88ff-e2d1b4289c2f_story.html The Washington Post]
* [http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2016/02/01/review-3/ DC Metro Theater Arts]
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*[http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/theater/article/13047557/a-midsummer-nights-dream-at-the-folger-theatre-and-the-gunston-arts-center-reviewed Washington City Paper]
* [http://mdtheatreguide.com/2016/02/theatre-review-a-midsummer-nights-dream-at-folger-theatre/ MD TheatreGuide]  
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*[http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2016/02/01/review-3/ DC Metro Theater Arts]
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*[http://mdtheatreguide.com/2016/02/theatre-review-a-midsummer-nights-dream-at-folger-theatre/ MD TheatreGuide]
  
 
==Image gallery==
 
==Image gallery==
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File:Midsummer 399.jpg|Holly Twyford (Bottom) and Caroline Stefanie Clay (Titania) in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' Folger Theatre, 2016. Teresa Wood.
 
File:Midsummer 399.jpg|Holly Twyford (Bottom) and Caroline Stefanie Clay (Titania) in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' Folger Theatre, 2016. Teresa Wood.
 
File:Midsummer 484.jpg|Desmond Bing (Demetrius), Kim Wong (Helena, Betsy Mugavero (Hermia), Adam Wesley Brown (Lysander), Eric Hissom (Theseus), and Caroline Stefanie Clay (Hippolyta) in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' Folger Theatre, 2016. Teresa Wood.
 
File:Midsummer 484.jpg|Desmond Bing (Demetrius), Kim Wong (Helena, Betsy Mugavero (Hermia), Adam Wesley Brown (Lysander), Eric Hissom (Theseus), and Caroline Stefanie Clay (Hippolyta) in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' Folger Theatre, 2016. Teresa Wood.
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  

Latest revision as of 10:13, 8 March 2021

Folger Theatre produced William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Aaron Posner, from January 26 to March 13, 2016.

Megan Graves (Snug), Desmond Bing (Demetrius), Erin Weaver (Puck), Eric Hissom (Oberon), Betsy Mugavero (Hermia), and Justina Adorno (Starveling), in A Midsummer Night's Dream Folger Theatre, 2016. Teresa Wood.

Synopsis

It is easy to lose yourself in the enchanted woods of Shakespeare’s timeless romantic tale. This magical comedy of tangled lovers, mischievous fairies—and a band of players to boot—is given a fresh, new staging by Aaron Posner, with DC favorites Holly Twyford as Bottom and Erin Weaver as Puck. This captivating A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a musical celebration of the follies and foibles of human beings—and not to be missed.

Production

Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

Cast

  • Justina Adorno: Starveling
  • Elliott Bales* : Egeus
  • Desmond Bing: Demetrius
  • Adam Wesley Brown*: Lysander
  • Caroline Stefanie Clay*: Hippolyta/Titania
  • Megan Graves: Snug/Philostrate
  • Eric Hissom*: Theseus/Oberon
  • Betsy Mugavero*: Hermia
  • Monique Robinson*: Snout
  • Richard Ruiz*: Peter Quince
  • Dani Stoller: Francis Flute
  • Holly Twyford*: Nick Bottom
  • Erin Weaver*: Puck
  • Kim Wong*: Helena

Understudies

  • Jacqueline Chenault: Mechanicals
  • Megan Graves: Hermia/Puck
  • Jennifer Hopkins: Titania/Hippolyta/Bottom
  • Jeff Keogh: Theseus/Oberon/Egeus
  • Lilian Oben: Mechanicals
  • Zachary Powell: Demetrius/Lysander
  • Scott Alan Small: Peter Quince
  • Dani Stoller: Helena

Creative team

  • William Shakespeare, Playwright
  • Aaron Posner, Director
  • Erika Chong Shuch, Choreographer
  • Paige Hathaway, Scenic Design
  • Devon Painter, Costume Design
  • Jesse Belsky, Lighting Design
  • Sarah Pickett, Sound Design and Additional Music
  • Andre Pluess, Original Music
  • Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
  • Daryl Eisenberg, CSA, New York Casting
  • Marne Anderson, Production Stage Manager
  • Elisabeth Ribar, Assistant Stage Manager

Production team

  • Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
  • Nate Dendy, Magic Consultant
  • Cassie Ash, Assistant Director
  • Jenna Duncan, Assistant Director
  • Elizabeth Brodie, Production Assistant
  • Monique Robinson, Dance Captain
  • Tony Koehler, Props Master
  • Bella Faccia, Inc., Scenic Construction
  • Brian Gillick, Tyler Herald, Richard Ouellette, Scenic Painters
  • Kate Fulop, Assistant Costume Designer
  • Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
  • Mariah Hale, Ansaldo Costumes, Adalia Tonneyck, and Denise Wagner, Costume Construction
  • John Brandon Baird, Costume Construction
  • James Neylon, Master Electrician
  • Amanda Kircher, Light Board Operator
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
  • WiT Media, Advertising Agency
  • Teresa Wood, Production Photography
  • James Kegley, Promotional Photography
  • Heather Daniels, Lee Fanning, Mark Fastoso, and APTV, Promotional Video
  • WAPAVA, Archival Video
  • C2, Open Captioning

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  • David Polk, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  • Katherine Pitt, Humanities Programs Assistant

Other media

Watch the trailer for this production of A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Reviews

Image gallery