Three–D Players of Dreher High School presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
“Oh What fools these mortals be!”
The cast and crew for Dreher’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare spend much of rehearsal time laughing at the comedy that occurs so frequently in this most beloved of Shakespeare’s comedies. Then this very well cast production improvises constantly as they conjure new and creative ways to make you laugh at the situations Shakespeare found common in us all.
The story weaves around a wealthy teenage girl from Ancient Rome, who refuses to marry the man daddy has chosen. According to Roman law however, if she defies him, she can be killed. Of course she and her best friend and their boyfriends run away to the woods, where the mythic gods cast spells on them, trick them, and make them fall in love with all the wrong people. Enter an amateur theatrical troupe of crude engineers — who intertwine accidentally and magically with these same mythic gods — and you have a situation that only a dense fog and earthquake can erase. All ends well with three weddings and its theatrical entertainment performed by this transformed troupe of actors.
Set at an ancient temple outside of Rome, Dreher’s production features all the trappings of any toga party. Done in conjunction with the Dreher Latin club, this rambunctious production joins forces with the Statewide Latin Forum on March 20. The cast features Cody Kopacz as Puck, Ian Wills as Oberon, Mike Morales as Demetrius, and Caleb Brown as Lysander. Leading the cast are seniors Allison Day as Hermia, Catherine Arvay as Helena, Meagan Rogers as Queen Titania with Bottom played “most obscenely” by Bryent Taylor–Marshall.
The production opens on March 18 at 7:30 pm and will play through Saturday March 20. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.
For more information, please contact Jeanette Arvay Beck at Jarvay@richlandone.org or 253-7000 x 2135.