Theatre TJC enters the Bard’s fantastical world of fairy magic and love potions with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Under the direction of Dr. David W. Crawford, mischief meets merriment in this reimagining of William Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedy.
In just one night, four stories are cleverly interwoven: the marriage of the Athenian duke to the Amazon queen; the battle of Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the fairies; the follies of four lovers lost in a forest; and the hilarious antics of amateur actors staging a play for the duke’s wedding.
“This production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is an immersive theatrical experience suitable for theatergoers of all ages,” Crawford said. “It’s one you don’t want to miss!”
The production runs 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 16-19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in Jean Browne Theatre on the TJC main campus.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the TJC Box Office, open noon-6 p.m. weekdays through the run of the show. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free with a valid TJC ID.
For reservations, call 903-510-2212 during box office hours.
Cast members and their hometowns include:
The Royals: Theseus, Duke of Athens, Trey Treadway of Gilmer; Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, Rachael Cilliers of Tyler; Philostrate, Levi Hawkins of Hughes Springs; Egeus, Dustin Thomas of Daingerfield; Hermia, Victoria Dickson of Tyler; Helena, Iliana Herrera of Tyler; Lysander, Alexander French of Whitehouse; and Demetrius, Gerardo Carreon of Gilmer.
The Fairies: Oberon, King of the Fairies, Walker Delk of Tyler; Titania, Queen of the Fairies, Ashton Eichelman of Harmony; Puck, Abigail Hopkins of Georgetown; Sentinel, Holly Tarkon of Palmer, Alaska; Peaseblossom, Hanna Perry of Lindale; Cobweb, Ashley Ward of Lindale; Moth, Mallory Hallmark of Tyler; and Mustardseed, Delaney Eckhardt, of Fort Worth.
The Rustics: Peter Quince, Jacob Taylor of Tatum; Nick Bottom, Mar’Quise Johnson of Havelock, North Carolina; Francis Flute, Ethan Beam of Bullard; Robin Starveling, Katlyn Lamar of Wills Point; Tom Snout, Jesse Drabek of Troup; and Snug, Jesse McFarland of Bullard.
Stage manager is Brittany Puente of Grand Prairie. Assistant directors are Patrick Bassham of Whitehouse and Rita Roman of Quitman.