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School of Theatre and Dance presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM April 19-28

Posted Apr. 9, 2013

School of Theatre and Dance presents A Midsummer Night's DreamKent State University's School of Theatre and Dance will close its 2012-2013 season with "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The show will run April 19 through 28 in Kent State University's Wright-Curtis Theatre at the Music and Speech Building at 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, Ohio. 

The April 21 and 28 performances will be held at 2 p.m.; all others will be held at 8 p.m. Assistant professor of theatre Mark Monday will direct the production. 

Mortal and fairy worlds collide in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," an enchanted, light-hearted romantic tale. The play features the interwoven adventures of four young lovers, a comic group of amateur actors and the mischievous antics of woodland fairies. 

“Our production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ focuses on the theme of love and all that love entails: Love is blind, magical, mysterious, painful, physical and fun,” said Monday.

Audience members will also enjoy a unique take on another traditional Shakespearian theme. 

“In many of his plays, Shakespeare explores the theme of ‘man’s dominance over women.‘ ‘Midsummer’ is one of these plays,” Monday said. “We have chosen to highlight this theme and have come to some interesting conclusions our audience may find surprising.”

Graduate theatre student Bevin Bell-Hall will play Hippolyta/Titania; graduate theatre student Nathan Wood will play Theseus/Oberon, and senior theatre major John Liptak will play Puck.

Graduate theatre student Ben Williams will serve as scenic designer; graduate theatre student Cyndi Hoffman will serve as lighting designer, and senior theatre major Carly Shiner will serve as sound designer. 

Single tickets for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” are free for full-time undergraduate KSU students, $8 for non-KSU students with valid ID or students under 18, $14 for KSU faculty, staff and Alumni Association members, $12 for seniors (60+) and $16 for adults.  Groups of 10 or more are $10 per person.

KSU students can earn FLASHperks by attending the Saturday, April 20 performance. 

Tickets are available at the performing arts box office, located in the lobby of the Roe Green Center in the Music and Speech Building at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent State University campus. The performing arts box office accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover, in addition to cash and checks. The box office hours are weekdays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance. 

For tickets and more information, call 330-672-ARTS (2787) or visit theatre.kent.edu

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For more information contact:
Effie Tsengas, etsengas@kent.edu, 330-672-8398