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Contact: Jeri Kornegay
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260-982-5285  jskornegay@manchester.edu

 

Manchester College players add twist to spring play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Short Version

Would William Shakespeare have loved Miami Vice?  Manchester College audiences of this year’s Alpha Psi Omega play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the short version, might assume so.  Directors Jake Ramirez, a senior from Everett, Pa., and Will Patch, a sophomore from Otterbein, Ind., have moved Shakespeare’s famous play to Miami, Florida during the 1980s.

Manchester College will present the play at 7 p.m. on three nights, March 17-19 in Wampler Auditorium on campus. Tickets are $1 or one canned good for the local food pantry. The play is a production of Alpha Psi Omega drama honorary society.

The main plot is a complex farce that involves two sets of couples  whose romantic intrigues are confused and complicated still further by entering the forest where Oberon, King of the Fairies, and his Queen, Titania, rule. The themes illustrated in the play are that love triumphs in the end, and the pleasure of dreaming the impossible dream.

The Cast

Oberon……………………………………………………...Aaron Hostetler

Flute……………………………………………..………….Amanda Patch

Bottom……………………………………………….……..Andrew Leavens

Demetrius…………………………………………………...Eli Hersberger

Petra Quince………………………………………………...Becky Hollenberg

Puck………………………………………………………….Nicci (Judith) Small

Hippolyta……………………………………………………Sarah Besser

Helena…………………………………………………...…..Meghan Siroky

Hermia……………………………………………………….Rachel McFadden

Lysandra……………………………………………………..Alicia Smith

Theseus……………………………………………………....Ben Martin

Snug………………………………………………………….Steve Grubb

Egeus…………………………………………………….…..Mark Christensen

Snout/Wall…………………………………………………...Jessi Bair

Starveling/Moon……………………………………………..Heidi Gonyea

Peasblossom/.Fairy……………………………………….….Megan Leese

Titania……………………………………………………..…Fiona Mills-Groninger

 

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