Friday, April 12, 2013

SHS Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Stratford High School Playhouse is preparing to make the Spring Branch community laugh along with its upcoming production of Shakespeare’s fun “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The comedy portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are manipulated by the fairies of the forest in which the play is set.

The show is one of William Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage. The plot line is truly a comedy of errors.

Among the flesh-and-blood crowd, Duke Theseus (played by Graham Baker) is preparing for his wedding to Hippolyta (Keeley Flynn), while having to counsel Egeus (Avery West), who has promised the hand of his daughter Hermia (Hannah Lindsey) to Demetrius (McGregor Dalton).

Hermia, however, wants to elope with her true love, Lysander (Cody Finger), while her best friend Helena (Katie Leggett) is mad about Demetrius.

Meanwhile, fairies living in the forest are watching these romantic misadventures.

Puck (Reilly Lawrence) serves up love potions that mix and match the already confused lovers, while the Queen of Fairies, Titania (Mary Kate Goss), and her King, Oberon (Mitch Brown), have to deal with a group of hapless actors rehearsing a play in the forest led by Peter Quince (Hayden Parsley) – one of whom, Bottom (Clay Lamberton), has fallen under Puck's spell and becomes Titania's new lover.

The questions keep coming: Will anyone end up with the person they really love? Will Helena sit down and eat a square meal? Will the actors ever produce their play? Get ready to laugh…and experience the magic!

Tickets are $16 in advance.

Performances will be at 7:30 pm, on Apr. 26-27 and May 2-4, with a matinee on May 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets re available to purchase online now, or can be purchased at the Box Office beginning April 22. For more information or to buy tickets, go to or call 713-251-3449.


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