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The production is sponsored by Bittles & Hurt and Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home.
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Special consideration was also provided by the Greencastle Parks Department and Andrew Ranck.
Attendance is limited by state mandates to 250 persons. The organizers ask that those planning to attend practice social distancing and wear masks for the safety of everyone. Audience members can bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating.
|L-R: Devin Huff, Chris Wurster, Noah Pettit|
The production is a condensed modern version of the classic that was adapted by Caroline Good who also serves as co-director along with Shelly McFadden [they have blocked the production to keep the actors at the proper distance from each other – some photos for this story were staged briefly without masks]. Assistant directors are Andrew Ranck and Beth Bax. Technical director is Dustin Bond. The light operator is Grace Elmore and the sound operator is Fiona Good. Props master is Noah Pettit.
|L-R: Ric McFadden, Beth Bax, Alisa Isaacs-Bailey, Tim Good|
The plot of the play hinges on Theseus (Chris Wurster) who wants to celebrate his wedding to Hippolyta (C. Good). A lover’s triangle of Hermia (Sarah Armitage), Lysander (Noah Pettit), and Demetrius (Devin Huff) complicate matters further.
|L-R: Karen Temple, Ashlee Anne Vitz, Suzanne Funk, Ellie Henry|
Confusion reigns when the magical Oberon (Joshua Saul Bain) and his wife Titania (Ashlee Anne Vitz) decide to use their mystical powers to confuse and confound the mortals. They are helped in their endeavors by Puck (Andrew Ranck) and his cohorts Peaseblossom (Alice Howard), Cobweb (Karen Temple), Moonshine (Beth Bax), the Changeling Boy (Mike Henry) and Moth (Suzanne Funk) and Mustardseed (Ellie Henry).
|L-R: Devin Huff, Andrew Ranck, Noah Pettit|
Among those who find themselves enchanted are a group of craftsmen who are hired to make sure all goes well at the wedding including Bottom (Ric McFadden), Flute (Jay Prewitt), Quince (Alisa Isaacs-Bailey), Snout (Eleanor Howard), and Snug (Tim Good).
Others involved in the antics are Helena (Michaela Semak), Philostrate (S. McFadden), and Hermia’s father Egeus (Bond).
|L-R: [Front] Ashlee Anne Vitz, Alice Howard, Ellie Henry, Mike Henry
[Back] Karen Temple, Suzanne Funk
Costumes and settings were designed by the cast and staff.
“The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man
hath not seen, man’s hand is not able to taste, his
tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my
dream was.” Nick Bottom.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a Putnam County Playhouse Project.