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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Directed by Robert Currier

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2003


Producer (and understudy)'s Perspective:

Summer 2003 was a summer of understudies. One tense weekend Bob Currier went on for Thomas Lynch in The Merry Wives of Windsor, while Mary Knoll carried book as Sganarelle in Don Juan as I took over her much smaller role. So we thought we'd been through quite a bit by the time we got to A Midsummer Night's Dream.

When Diane Wasnak - who had created a signature Puck, complete with acrobatics done with her trained circus dog Bonzer - missed a tech rehearsal due to a stomach ache, we were concerned, but we knew she'd be fine; after all, Diane was one of the fittest people we knew, a 99-pound human muscle, a dazzling physical talent. By Tuesday night before our Friday opening, Diane was in the hospital, but I was optimistic, watching rehearsal from the house. By Wednesday night, I walked through her part in my street clothes. Thursday, I reluctantly donned the stretchy costume (it barely fit and kept ripping) and starting learning the blocking, lines and fight choreography in earnest.


Cast of Characters

Theseus, Duke of Athens
Peter Quince
Francis Flute
Starveling's Dog
King of the fairies
Queen of the fairies

Rudy Guerrero*
Frances Rivera
Christopher Hammond
Laurie Keith
Jeremy Koerner
Daniel Carleton
Jennifer Erdmann
Thomas Lynch*
Jonathan Gonzalez*
Doug Nolan*
Bill Olson
Doug Guyon
Len Pettigrew
Diane Wasnak*
Rudy Guerrero*

Frances Rivera

Titania's fairies 

Additional Fairies
Christina Kramlich
K.T. Cockle
Esther de Monteflores-Webner
Tiffany Harrison
Olivia Hornstein, Mari Vial-Golden

Oberon's Gang

Noah Benezra, Nick Gordon,
Scott Spalding, Jake Vial-Golden, Kiran Wood
Changeling Child
Alec Page

 *Member of Actor's Equity Association

Puck, a michevious sprite, played by Diane Wasnak

Production Staff

Artistic Director - Robert Currier
Managing Director - Lesley Schisgall Currier
Set Design - Bruce Lackovic
Choreography - Cynthia Pepper
Costume Design - Maggie Whitaker
Lighting Design - Ellen Brooks
Props Design - Pegeen McGhan
Sound Design - Billie Cox

Original Score - Bruce Gherke
Production Stage Manager - Peter Spingola*

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