The Things We Do for Love. When two pairs of mixed-up lovers, along with a troupe of amateur players, stumble into the forest of two feuding fairies, it results in an enchanting mix of merriment. After a love potion plan goes awry, the fairy queen’s heart is captured by an unlikely suitor who has been transformed into a donkey. Leave it to that mischief maker Puck to not only create romantic chaos, but to also set things right.
Love, Love, Love. Shakespeare used the word “love” 140 times in creating his comic masterpiece. The play is a celebration of love in all its forms as well as about learning to see with new eyes once the trials of the night have ended.
A Pocketful of Tricks. Artistic Director George Mount’s production will utilize eight actors and puppets to create a dreamy adventure that muddles love and magic into a classic fairytale brought to life.
George Mount (Director), Craig Wollam (Scenic Designer), Doris Black (Costume Designer), Robertson Witmer (Sound Designer), Robin Macartney (Properties Designer), Jose “Juicy” Gonzales (Composer), Crystal Dawn Munkers (Choreographer), Sarah Harlett (Intimacy Director), Gavin Cummins (Puppetry Instructor), Andi Villegas (Associate Sound Designer), Anatolie Planas (Assistant Set Designer), Adrian Prendergast (Assistant Intimacy Director), Rachel Victoria Miller (Production Stage Manager), Gavin Yehle (Rehearsal Stage Manager), Anahita Sepehri (Assistant Stage Manager), Arden DeForest (COVID Safety Officer).
Jerik Fernandez (Demetrius/Snout/Moth), Sophia Franzella (Bottom/Egeus), Rico Lastrapes (Puck/Starveling), Beth Pollack (Hermia/Snug/Cobweb), Alyson Scadron Branner (Titania/Hippolyta), Calder Jameson Shilling (Lysander/Flute/Mustardseed), Arlando Smith (Oberon/Theseus), Maile Wong (Helena/Quince/Peaseblossom)
Photos by John Ulman