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A MIdsummer NIght's Dream (Shakespearean Comedy)

  • Foxdale Village Auditorium 500 East Marylyn Avenue State College, PA, 16801 United States (map)

FUSE Productions presents one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream. This multi-layered examination of love portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus (Duke of Athens) to Hippolyta (former queen of the Amazos). Young Athenian lovers and a troupe of amateur actors are controlled and manipulated by fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. “The course of true love never did run smooth,” but we hope your evening with us will!

Tickets are required and may be purchased through FUSE or phone (814)-380-8672; ask for reduced "student" price). Note: A-D provided at the Sunday, August 18, 2:30 pm performance only. Please reserve the A-D service ASAP, and be seated by 2:15 pm.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Director: Eli Yurman

Assistant Director: Spencer McKee

Stage Manager: Noah Miller

Venue: Foxdale Auditorium, 500 E Marylyn Ave, State College, PA 16801

Synopsis: Shakespeare's intertwined love polygons begin to get complicated from the start--Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander. Bad news is, Hermia's father wants Demetrius for a son-in-law. On the outside is Helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured Helena). In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) are having a spat over a servant boy. The plot twists up when Oberon's head mischief-maker, Puck, runs loose with a flower which causes people to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking. Throw in a group of labourers preparing a play for the Duke's wedding (one of whom is given a donkey's head and Titania for a lover by Puck) and the complications become fantastically funny.


Puck – Fiona Mulley

Oberon – James McCready

Titania – Kait Warner

Lysander – Lauren McKee

Hermia – Abby McGuire

Demetrius – Jonathan Perini

Helena – Elena Gomez

Nick Bottom – Brian Cunningham

Peter Quince – Mary Rose Valentine

Francis Flute – Claire Bing

Tom Snout – Devon Tighe

Snug – Kate Horn

Robin Starveling – Rachel Kaneshiki

Theseus – Hilary Appelman

Hippolyta – Veronica Rosenberger

Egeus – Amy Farkas

Lord – Austen Auriemma