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McNeese presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

McNeese presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

The McNeese State University Theatre Bayou Players will present "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7:30 p.m. April 17-20, with a 2 p.m. matinee April 21 in the Shearman Fine Art Performing Arts Theatre.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"- by William Shakespeare - contains some wonderfully lyrical expressions of lighter Shakespearean themes, most notably those of love, dreams and the stuff of both - the creative imagination itself. 

This play is one of his strangest and most delightful creations. Unlike the plots of many of Shakespeare's plays, however, the story in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" seems not to have been drawn from any particular source but rather to be the original product of the playwright's imagination. Shakespeare takes us back and forth through the human world and the fairie world with wonderfully endearing characters - with all of the quirkiness of humanity - and shows the audience the power of Love's magic.

Cast members and their parts include: Randy Partin, of Moss Bluff, Theseus; Heather Partin, of Moss Bluff, Hippolyta; Joseph Comeaux, of Lake Charles, Philostrate, Charles McNeely, of Lake Charles, Egeus; Cameron Scallan, of Shreveport, Lysander; Chris Reeves, of DeRidder, Demetrius;

Megan Voorhies, of Pineville, Hermia; Hayley Smith, of Kinder, Helena; Travis Stegall, of Sulphur, Quince; Brian Austin, of Easley, S.C., Snug (Lion); Jonathon Richards, of DeRidder, Bottom (Pyramus), Kevin Delaney, of Grand Lake, Flute (Thisby); Kory Lambert, of DeRidder, Snout (Wall); Sean Hinchee, of Lake Charles, Starveling (Moonshine); Claude DarDar, of Singer, Oberon; Elise Hamilton, of Lake Charles, Titania; Ronnie Doyle, of Singer, Puck or "Robin Goodfellow"; Bianca Anderson, of Crowley, Cobweb; Aimee Mayeaux, Lake Charles, Moth; Kyla Standley, of Lake Charles, Mustardseed; Elyssa Constance, of Sulphur, Peaseblossom; and Alicia Adams, of Westlake, First Fairy.

Production staff includes: Joy Pace, Lake Charles, director and set design team; Sierra Jones, New Orleans, stage manager and costume designer; Michael Cato, Lafayette, lighting designer; Hannah Philley, Monroe, light operator; Bianca Augustine, Leonville, sound operator. 

Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for McNeese faculty/staff, senior citizens and youth, and free for McNeese students with a current ID. For tickets or more information, call 337-475-5040 or visit www.mcneese.edu/theatre . 

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.