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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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William Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library
Director Staff: 
Director: Josue Nunez
Asst. Director: Zoe Gaber

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," William Shakespeare's most popular comedy, was written around 1594 or 95. It portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, arranged marriages, a weaver who's transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder - it's about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all.


Audition Dates

Performance Dates

The Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium (LTU Science Building, S100)
Venue Address: 
2100 West Ten Mile Southfield, MI 48075
Ticket Cost: 
LTU Students (with LTU ID): Free
General Admission: $5.00
Non-LTU Student Discount (student ID required): $3.00
Group Rates: Available upon request (email:
Special Thanks: 

(In no particular order)

Dr. Weinstein, SODA's Adviser and guide

Paul Jaussen, for dropping in completely out of the blue and providing a deluge of Shakespearian literary interpretation!

Prof. Corinne Stavish, for personality, blocking, and characterization exercises.

Dr. Scott Schneider, for stepping in as the ultimate backup reader and the occasional comic relief (not to mention making sure we played on the ladders safely)!

Wally Bizon and LTU Media Services, for Audio, Stage Services, and absolutely coming through with providing headset mics for a 20 person cast!

Dean Bauer and the College of Arts and Science, for publication assistance, advice, and always being on hand to offer support if needed.

Amber Lutz, freelance graphic artist and illustrator for Titania's crown.

Alex Wenger, Moody Romolino, Danielle Kuhn, and Nathan Koenig, for providing set design and construction assistance.

Cast Members

Kaitlynn BaksaHermia
John LeclercLysander
Emily VottaHelena
Grant BeuschelDemetrius
Phillip McMurrayTheseus, Oberon
Katie HendricksonHippolyta
Vance ArnoldEgeus
Gabe StroePhilostrate
Ken FitzgeraldBottom
Jillian HillQuince
Marcel CloutierFlute
Emily MinnickSnout
TJ StricklandSnug
Taylor BresslerStarvling
Kaitlin CaseyTitania
Tyler AdamsRobin Goodfellow (Puck)
Mandy EspinosaFairy, Moth/Mote
Christina BuckPeaseBlossom
Zoe GaberCobweb
Kaitlin AdamskiMustardSeed

Crew Members

Joe LongTechnical Director, Lighting Console Operator
Dana NovakStage Manager
Shannon KennedyAsst. Stage Manager
Kai SchmidtAudio Effects Operator
Jason JanickiHouse Manager, Detail Painting
Terry SorensonGuest Relations, Stage Crew
Josh AndersonGuest Relations
Caitlyn BrushProps, Stage Crew
Patrick FeliksaProps
Vicky LencioneCostumes Manager
Nikki TurkusCostumes
Emilie RenglerMake-Up Artist and Designer
Kaitlin CaseyMake-Up Artist
Mandy EspinosaGraphic Design and Publicity Manager
Ann JanickiGraphic Design, Photography
Gabe StroeStage Crew
Chad PantinStage Crew
Miranda KlempStage Crew
Mackenzie MorisonDetail Painting