A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

directed by Murray Ross

 

There’s a moon out tonight, and it’s shining on lovers, clowns, and fairies hip-hopping through the enchanted woods. An entirely new look at Shakespeare’s most extravagant, magical and best loved play, presented in an ideal setting at Rock Ledge Ranch.

 

The trees surrounding the festival tent are an ideal setting for the play, according to THEATREWORKS artistic director, Murray Ross. “The play tells the story of one dreamy, wild and hilarious night in the enchanted woods,” he says, “and at Rock Ledge nature has given us all we need to work with, including a blue moon on our second performance.” Midsummer has proved itself the most resilient of Shakespeare’s comedies, easily adapting itself both to traditional ballet and radically different locales: a mud pit, a white box, a prep school. That’s not surprising, Ross says, since “this is a play about people being transformed—through magic, through love, and through art.” Our production will feature contemporary costumes, and the fairies are likely to be seen hip hopping through the woods. It’s a very funny and very sexy play, and its confusions and passions are recognizably modern as well as classic. The play is so popular that it’s almost in danger of being too well known, Ross says, “so we want to create a world that is absolutely true to the play while also making it new and fresh again.”

 

Check out this fantastic video by the Gazette to learn more!

SHOW DATES & TIMES | July 30 - August 22, 2015

All performances are at 7:30 p.m.

 

TICKETS | Reservations are strongly advised

Reserved: $36

Children under 18: $18

UCCS Students: FREE

Groups of 10 or more: $25

No children under 5 years old

 

LOCATION | Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

Visit the Rock Ledge Ranch website for detailed driving instructions.

 

Come early with your picnic or buy hot dogs and ice cream from Margo's Vienna Station and enjoy the beautiful Ranch. Margo's opens nightly at 6:30pm.

 

 

PROLOGUE LECTURE

Tina Packer & Jon Jory

August 3 at 6:00 p.m.
DUSTY LOO BON VIVANT THEATER

Two of the most famous artistic directors in the business

discuss and debate the direction of American theatre and

women in Shakespeare.

 

PROLOGUE LITE
ROCK LEDGE RANCH
Murray Ross, THEATREWORKS Artistic Director and director of A Midsummer Night's Dream, will give a short talk about Midsummer and Shakespeare in the Festival Tent at Rock Ledge Ranch on August 3 at 6:30 pm.

 

FREE HOT DOG TUESDAYS
We'll buy you a hot dog if you buy a full-price ticket to any TUESDAY performance. Non-refundable, no exchanges, no cash value.

CAST

Robert Rais . . . . . Nick Bottom / Pyramus

Tom Paradise . . . . .  Peter Quince / Egeus

Steve Wallace . . . . .  Robin Starveling / Moonshine

Danny Bristol . . . . . Snug / Lion

Mel Grier . . . . . Tom Snout / Wall

Mark Autry . . . . . Francis Flute / Thisbe

Rachel Baker . . . . . Helena

Anna Faye Hunter . . . . . Hermia

Mike Lee . . . . . Demitrius

Erik Brevik . . . . . Lysander

Sammie Joe Kinnett . . . . . Puck / Philostrate

Jim Braswell . . . . . Oberon / Theseus

Tanisha Pyron . . . . . Titania / Hippolyta

Faith Farley . . . . . Fairy

Sanaa Ford . . . . . Fairy

Layne Bulik . . . . . Fairy

Madison Barker . . . . . Fairy

Nedia McBride . . . . . Fairy

DESIGNERS / ARTISTIC TEAM

Murray Ross . . . . . Director

Tim Muldrew . . . . . Stage Manager

Murray Ross / Alexis Tucker . . . . . Scenic Design

Vance McKenzie . . . . . Lighting Design

Ashley Gamba . . . . . Costume Design

Ron Jules . . . . . Choreographer

Tiffany Tinsley Weeks . . . . . Assistant Choreographer

Lauren Duggin . . . . . Props

Jeff Flygare . . . . . Assistant Director

Steve Jessop . . . . . Project Manager

Charlie Hall . . . . . Set Construction

Elise Jenkins . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager

Kristen Wichersheim . . . . . 2nd Assistant Stage Manager

Master Electrician . . . . . Eric Grosenbach

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