A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Woodinville High School Theatre Company is excited to present a pirate-themed adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This most beloved of Shakespeare’s comedies tells a tale of lovers, mechanicals, royals and magical mayhem - this time with pirates rather than fairies. Performances are October 18 - 21 at 7:00 pm in the Woodinville High School Theater. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a story of order and disorder, reality and appearance, and proves that the course of love never does run smooth. It is filled with magic, fools in love, and bumbling buffoons, making this dream exceptionally enjoyable for all ages.
With a royal wedding near, and the threat of an arranged marriage looming, four lovers flee into a dark and eerie cove. There they become pawns in the impassioned battle between Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the pirates. What ensues is sorcery, explosive passion, fights, fickle infatuation, shape-shifting and madcap antics and a hilarious play within a play - all of which provide a magical, and often humorous, exploration of romance, lust and marriage.
The cast is comprised of 24 of Woodinville High School’s Advanced Acting and Play Production students, including seniors Torquil Carmichael, Kira Fontana, Paige Henderson, Rebekah Kamer, Kathryn Lampe, Caitlyn Lee, Sonja Marcus, Leah Matthews, Derek Mulkins, Kate Sapek, Kayin Thompson and Ethan Yee, and juniors Vivian Balasu, Lily Benson, Hans Blomberg, Aaron Leatherman, Grace Lewis, Gerry Noy, Cole Parker, Luke Preston, Nolan Spencer, Alexcia Straw, Preston Ventrella, and Mesgana Yosief.
The set incorporates a thrust stage, making the setting more intimate and drawing the audience into the story. Crews of students from the WHS Technical Theatre program handle the technical aspects of the show, from set building and lighting to publicity. Senior technical theatre students include: Alec Savoye (Stage Manager), Torquil Carmichael and Courtney Holleman (Paint), Courtney Holleman and Rebekah Kamer (Costumes), Paige Henderson (Props), and Sonja Marcus (House Manager).
The show is directed, designed and produced by Josh Butchart, with support from Alex Clark (Sound and Lights), Marsha Stueckle (Costumes) and Katharina Muller (Producer) and the Woodinville Drama Boosters, led by Susan Lampe.
- October 18-21 at 7:00 p.m
Woodinville High School Theater
- Address: 19819 136th Ave NE Woodinville, WA 98072
- Phone Number: (425) 408-7400
- Tickets: General Admission $10, Seniors & Students w/ASB $5
Hope to see you there!