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The Group Rep presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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The Group Rep presents "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM"  written by William Shakespeare, directed by Marc Singer playing at the Lonny Chapman Theatre through December 31.

Skakespeare's famous and memorable play, "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" i about love and marriage, with a dose of dream and reality thrown in, and is perfect for this holiday season.

Duke Theseus (Doug Haverty) is planning his wedding to Hippolyta (Silke Sorenson), and at the same time trying to force his daughter Hermia (Hartley Powers) to marry Demetrius (Doren Sorell).  But Hermia is in love with Lysander (Mikel Parraga-Wills) and is planning to run away with him.  Helena (Anna Gion), who is Hermia’s friend, loves Demetrius.  So you can see how all this could cause havoc in the Fairy Forest.

LtoR Paul Cady Patrick Burke J.      Christopher Sloane Bennett Saltzman Patrick Skelton David Joseph      Keller Lloyd Pedersen photoByDougEngalla (1)

Puck (Bennett Saltzman) is mistakenly instructed by Oberon – King of the Fairies (Marc Singer) - to sprinkle “love dust” on Demetrius and Lysander causing all kinds of chaos among lovers, plus he sprinkles “love dust” on Titiana – Queen of the Fairies (Suzy London) - so Oberon can capture a little fairy boy.  Whew!!!  In the meantime, and somewhere else in the forest, Peter Quince, a carpenter (Lloyd Pedersen) is directing a group of actors to perform a play for the wedding of the Duke and Hippolyta.  They are a rag-tag bunch, with Bottom (J. Christopher Sloan) wanting the starring role.  As you can imagine, the play and the group become frenzied as well.

With 25 actors in this play, it takes the adept direction of Marc Singer, assistant director Justin Waggle, and 2nd Assistant Director Robert Axelrod.  The Group Rep has great sets by Marc Singer, Chris Winfield and Dean Cameron, and great costumes by Angela M. Eads.  Lights, sound and stage production are delightful.

pk LtoR AnnaGion MikelParraga Wills HartleyPowers DorenSorell photoByDougEngalla

Okay, I know this sounds confusing, but it all becomes clear as love wins the day.  Thank goodness!  The holidays just wouldn’t be complete without a bit of misunderstanding.  Love, “love dust,” marriage and fairies.   "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM" fulfills our Christmas wishes.  Light, bright and fun for your holiday cheer. 

Happy holidays everyone and enjoy!!!!!!!

Cast:  Michele Bernath*, Patrick Burke, Paul Cady, Anna Gion, Alexa Giraudon, Mia Giraudon, Andrew C. Grigorian, Julian N. Grigorian, Doug Haverty, David Joseph Keller*, Suzy London*, Hisato Masuyama-Ball, Mikel Parraga-Wills, Lloyd Pedersen*, Hartley Powers, Bennett Saltzman, Preston Simpkin, Wesley Simpkin, Marc Singer, Patrick Skelton*, J. Christopher Sloan, Silke Sorenson, Doren Sorell*, Chris Winfield, U/S Bix Barnaba* {*Denotes member of Actors Equity Association (AEA)}

Director:  Marc Singer

Producer for the Group Rep:  Mannette Antill

Assistant Director:  Justin Waggle

2nd Assistant Director: Robert Axelrod

Production Stage Manager:  Linda Alznauer

Assistant Stage Manager:  John Ledley

Costume Design:  Angela M. Eads

Set Design:  Marc Singer

Sound Design:  Steve Shaw

Set Construction:  Chris Winfield

Scenic Artist:  Dean Cameron

Light Design:  Tor Brown

Graphic Design:  Doug Haverty + Art & Soul Design

Public Relations:  Nora Feldman

Program:  Drina Durazo

Photography/Videography: Doug Engalla

Lonny Chapman Theatre

10900 Burbank Blvd

North Hollywood, CA 91601

Reservations Line:  818-763-5990

Buy Tickets:  www.thegrouprep.com   or   info@thegrouprep.com

Show Runs:  November 17th – December 31st

                         Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm

                         Special After Thanksgiving Friday matinee on November 24th at 2:00 pm

                         Talk-back Sundays:  November 19th and December 3rd after the show.

Tickets:  General at $25;         Students/Seniors with ID at $20;           Groups 10+ at $15;

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Cathy Wayne

Cathy Wayne. Theatre reviews for NoHoArtsditrict.com

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