A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE | directed by AMY FREED
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Coming from the heart of a writer whose fan base remains strong after 400 years, A Midsummer Night’s Dream celebrates love, youth and the beauty and mysterious power of nature. Traveling between exuberance and danger, innocence and transgression, waste land and wonderland, it’s a comedy about the yearning of human beings for restoration, both of nature and of themselves.
This production was originally planned for the Spring of 2020, but the worldwide pandemic prevented it from being staged. Two years later, everyone can have a better appreciation of the play’s deepest meanings. The coming of light, it seems to say, requires a plunge into darkness. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is about the return to life.
As the play’s young lovers flee the heavy hand of society for the freedom of the forest, we can acknowledge what we’ve all been through and celebrate, across time, the endless cycles of renewal and the special promise of this moment.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
AMY FREED (TAPS Artist-in-Residence) is the author of Shrew!, The Monster Builder, Restoration Comedy, The Beard of Avon, Freedomland, Safe in Hell, The Psychic Life of Savages, You, Nero, and other plays. She‘s a recipient of the Charles McArthur Playwriting Award (D.C.), The New York Arts Club’s Joseph Kesserling Award, a several-times winner of the LA Critics Circle Award, the Bay Area Critics Circle Award, and is a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Her work has been seen at South Coast Repertory Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Seattle Repertory, American Conservatory Theater, Yale Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley Rep, the Goodman, Playwright’s Horizons, Woolly Mammoth, Arena Stage, and other theaters around the country. She has held playwriting residencies at South Coast Rep, the Arena Stage, and San Diego’s Old Globe. She is currently working on a commission for South Coast Rep.
Freed received a BFA in theater from Southern Methodist University, and an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater. She has taught acting and directed for ACT’s MFA program. She’s also taught playwriting at San Francisco State and for the MFA playwriting program at UCSD.
Randall K. Lum
Rashi Mishra, Zoe Ryu
ASSISTANTS + CREW
Assistant Stage Managers
Dahkota Brown, JJ Kapur
Assistant Set Designer
Assistant Costume Designers
Arielle DeVito, Eryn Perkins, Elzi Thomas
Sound Board Op
Isabella de Vlieger
in alphabetical order
First Fairy & Sentinel
Hippolyta & Fairy
Theseus & Fairy
Morgan Gwilym Tso
Moth & Philostrate
Vivian Leilani Shay
Jordan Marie Finley
Snug & Cobweb
Peter Quince & Egeus
Marlon Washington II
TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY
There’s still a chance to see the show through our wait-list system! See our wait-list policy and procedures below.
MAY 19-21 at 8PM
There will be no late seating or re-seating while the performance is in progress.
This production performs outdoors in the courtyard of Roble Gymnasium, located at 375 Santa Teresa Street.
This production runs approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes and is presented with one intermission.
This production was made possible in part by Stanford Repertory Theater, the Pigott Fund for Drama, the May Ellen Ritter Production Fund, and the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Fund.
LATE SEATING / RE-SEATING
For safety reasons, we cannot accommodate late admission OR re-seating while the performance is in progress. Please plan on arriving with ample time to find parking, locate the theater, move through the box office, etc.
For disability-related accommodations, please contact: email@example.com. Requests should be made by May 12th.
Patrons should not attend events if they are experiencing symptoms of upper respiratory illness. If patrons should test positive for COVID-19 within ten days of being on campus, they should report using the General COVID-19 Case Reporting Form.
The Saturday, May 21st performance will be recorded for future public viewing. Cameras in the theater may incidentally capture audience images and audio in the background. Ticket purchasers must alert all members of their party to this possibility, and refrain from purchasing tickets before receiving their Party’s consent.