A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

Directed By David M. Jenkins

Extended! Jan. 17 – Feb. 16, 2020

Tickets start at: $29.50

Preview Performances: Jan. 15 – 16 | Tickets: $18

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

This production is dedicated to the memory of beloved Straz Center team member Rachel Ann Lisi, who adored both Jobsite and the magic of Shakespeare.

Please Note

Arrive early to ensure you do not miss a breathtaking opening sequence! For the safety of our performers and the audience, latecomers to A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be held outside of the theater for the first five minutes of the performance and then seated at the discretion of the management.
Join Jobsite for another breathtaking production of one of the Bard’s best-loved works. Set in an enchanted forest with fairies, sparring lovers and a group of amateur actors who are putting on a play, this production incorporates aerial and circus performance elements choreographed by Artistic Associate Katrina Stevenson and an original score with songs from The Florida Bjorkestra’s Jeremy Douglass. “The course of true love never did run smooth …”

What It’s About

On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers (Matt Acquard, Sadie Lockhart, Patrick Jackson, and Kara Sotakoun) find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted place where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen (Adam Workman and Haley Janeda) are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom (Giles Davies), Quince (Cornelio Aguilera) and their friends (Martin Powers, Kasondra Rose, Adriana Corso, and Nancy Mizzell) presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck (Katrina Stevenson) is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love, and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy.

School Performances

Jobsite again expands education outreach efforts by offering 16 weekday field trip matinee performances for middle and high schools in addition to the 21 scheduled mainstage performances. Education outreach is made possibly by generous grants from the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Saunders Foundation, and Grow Financial Foundation.

Talkback

There will be a talkback with the director and members of the cast after the 4pm Feb. 16 matinee. Learn more about what went into the production!

Adam Workman and Katrina Stevenson in Jobsite’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Photo: Pritchard Photography.)
Adam Workman and Katrina Stevenson in Jobsite’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Photo: Pritchard Photography.)

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Cast & Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Director
  • Teah Banks – Stage Manager

Cast

  • Matt Acquard – Demetrius
  • Cornelio Aguilera – Peter Quince / EgeusPhilostrate
  • Adriana Corso – Snout / Mustardseed
  • Giles Davies – Bottom
  • Alex Hickey – Understudy / Acting Apprentice
  • Patrick A. Jackson – Lysander
  • Haley Janeda – Titania / Hippolyta
  • Sadie Lockhart – Hermia
  • Nancy Mizzell – Starveling / Cobweb
  • Martin Powers – Flute / Moth
  • Kasondra Rose – Snug / Peaseblosson
  • Kara Sotakoun – Helena
  • Katrina Stevenson – Puck
  • Adam Workman – Oberon / Theseus

Crew

  • Jeremy Douglass – Composer
  • David M. Jenkins – Sound and Video Designer
  • Spencer Meyers – Crown and Mask Designer
  • Nick Hoop – Directing Apprentice
  • Brian Smallheer – Scenic and Lighting Designer
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer and Aerial Choreographer

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2 Responses

  1. What a fantastic show! This is my first jobsite performance and I look forward to seeing more. All the performers wonderful but two stood out to me: Katrina Stevenson as Puck and Giles Davies as Bottom. It felt like those were the roles they were born to play! Bravo to you all!

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