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Department of Theatre Stages Shakespeare's
A Midsummer Night's Dream


A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
Adapted for Young Audiences by Robin Post
Directed by Melissa Lee

Dates:
Friday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 14, 3 p.m.

Location:
Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St.

Description:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a light-hearted comedy of love, magic and mayhem. Following the adventures of two young couples, a bumbling troupe of actors and mischievous fairies, this 60-minute version is intended to introduce young audiences to the joys of Shakespeare and his language. Ohio State Theatre returns to the Lincoln following the success of last year’s Henry V. In association with CAPA, the Arts Initiative at Ohio State.

This production then becomes the Department of Theatre's Shakespeare School Tour, where it will be performed at more than a dozen schools in the greater Columbus area. These schools range from elementary to high school. After each performance, the actors gather the students into groups and lead workshops using text from the play.

Ticket Information:
General public: $18; Faculty, staff and Alumni Association members, and senior citizens: $12; College students: $10; Children (K-12): $5. Contact the Ohio State Theatre ticket office (614) 292-2295 for tickets. 

Cast:
Hippolyta/Titania....................................................................................Kathryn Olson
Theseus/Oberon....................................................................................Zak Bainazarov
Puck.......................................................................................................Jennifer Geiger
Demetrius...................................................................................................Brett Hutton
Lysander..........................................................................................Mohamad Quteifan
Helena......................................................................................................Cece Bellomy
Hermia..................................................................................................McKenna Willis
Egeus/Bottom...........................................................................................Bryan Arnold
Quince....................................................................................................Maria Gilifillan
Flute..............................................................................................................Eric Moore
Snout...........................................................................................................Claire Snode


Media Contacts (not for publication):
Damian Bowerman, (614) 292-8241 or bowerman.11@osu.edu
Victoria Ellwood, (614) 292-6299 or ellwood.1@osu.edu

Calendar Listing:
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St.

Contact: (614) 292-2295, theatre.osu.edu

Details: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a light-hearted comedy of love, magic and mayhem. Following the adventures of two young couples, a bumbling troupe of actors and mischievous fairies, this 60-minute version is intended to introduce young audiences to the joys of Shakespeare and his language.

Showtimes: 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 12; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12; 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb 12; 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14.

Tickets: $18; $12 Ohio State faculty, staff, Alumni Association members, senior citizens; $10 college students; $5 children (k-12).

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Media contact (not for publication)

Victoria Ellwood
ellwood.1@osu.edu
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