• October 2018...get ready for a "Situation" at the Jersey Shore!

    Liberty Faliveno

    Poster Design by NHS Senior Liberty Faliveno

    Script available if you would like to read before attending. Please email emilyRhoward@gmail.com for access.  
     
    PERFORMANCE DATES 
     
    Friday October 12 at 7:00pm
     
    Saturday October 13 at 7:00pm 
     
    Midsummer/Jersey is Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream set in modern time at the Jersey Shore. The play weaves four stories together - the Governor planning his wedding, two sets of high school crushes running away together through the forest (beach in our production!), a group of salon workers preparing a production of Romeo and Juliet for the Governor's wedding reception, and a jealous fairy king seeking revenge on his queen. All of these plots come together as the mischievous fairies use magic to mess with the mortals.
     
    CAST AND CREW:
      
     
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    Congratulations to our Cast and Crew!
     
     
    Name Role
    Acquista, Cody Oberon
    Acquista, Natalie Mia
    Bailey, Isabella Patti Quince
    Brooks, Jaston Robin (Puck)
    Burley, Dylan Phillip/Oberon's Fairy Crew
    Bushart, Kelsie Peaseblossom
    Casler, Grace Sunshine
    Cepulo, Ben Nicky Bottom
    Collom, Phillip Rufis/Oberon's Fairy Crew
    Comella, Jack Governor/Oberon's Fairy Crew
    Dano, Bria Justine/Moonbeam
    Figueroa, Isabelle Franci Flute
    Garrett, Cherylanne Helene
    Hermanet, Ryan Principal Platt/Oberon's Fairy Crew
    Jordan, Carson Denis
    Keene, Ashton Robert Sudds
    Miller, McKinley Hippolyta/Mote
    Morris, Paris Janet Snug
    Rothpearl, Nadia Terri Thumbs
    Sepulveda, Alex Oberon's Fairy Crew
    Stallworth, Anisha Titania
    Szarek, Deborah Cobweb
    Vermeulen, Kylar Lyle
    Whiting, Emma Student/Sunflower
    Aldrich, Blake Crew
    Falevino, Liberty Assistant Stage Manager/Graphic Designer
    George, Rachel Spotlight
    Mac Taggart, Lauren Hair
    Malach, Joseph Sound Designer
    Mays, Lance Sound Operator
    Nezelek, Abigail Crew
    Precourt, Preston Lightboard Operator
    Williams, Kayla Stage Manager

    WHO'S WHO?!

    The Humans

    In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theseus and Hippolyta are planning to marry tomorrow. Their wedding plan is in progress. Philostrate is organizing a play competition to serve as entertainment at their reception. Egeus is complaining to Theseus about his daughter’s defiance. His daughter Hermia wants to marry someone but is promised to another

     

    In Midsummer/Jersey, the Duke is the Governor of New Jersey and is also planning a wedding to Hippolyta. Phyllis Trait is the wedding planner and suggests a play competition. Justine and Rufus are Mia’s parents. Similar problem as Shakespeare...she wants to marry someone but isn’t 18. Her parents disapprove.

     

    Shakespeare

    Description

    Jersey

    Description

    Theseus

    Duke of Athens engaged to Hippolyta

    Governor Athens

    Governor of New Jersey

    Hippolyta

    Queen of the Amazons, engaged to Theseus

    Hippolyta

    Fiance to the Governor

    Egeus

    Hermia’s father

    Justine

    Mia’s mother

    Philostrate

    Duke’s secretary, Wedding planner

    Phillip Trait

    Governor’s secretary, Wedding planner

     

     

    Patrick Platt

    Principal in the opening scene

     

     

    Rufus

    Mia’s father

     

    *Additional students are in the opening scene/prologue with several lines/asking questions in presentation with Mia and Lyle (aka Cookie and The Understatement)

     

    The Lovers

    In A Midsummer Night’s Dream Hermia’s in love with Lysander but her father forbids them to be together...plus, she’s engaged to Demetrius! Demetrius used to be engaged to Helena…but then fell for her best friend Hermia! Hermia’s father has arranged for her to marry Demetrius. Lysander convinces Hermia to run away to the forest. She does. Demetrius follows. And Helena follows him. Once in the forest, Puck, one of the fairies, interfere with the lovers causing all kinds of mayhem.

     

    In Midsummer/Jersey, Mia’s in love with Lyle but was dating Denis when she met him (in a hot tub).

     

    Shakespeare

    Description

    Jersey

    Description

    Lysander

    Initially in love with Hermia but forbid to marry her so runs off into the forest

    Lyle

    Also plays “The Understatement” at the beginning of the play

    Demetrius

    Initially in love with Hermia, Hermia’s father arranges for her to marry him.

    Denis

    Thinks he’s in love with Mia but ends up in love with Helene

    Hermia

    In love with Lysander but her father disapproves. Best friends with Helena

    Mia

    Also plays “Cookie” at the beginning of the play. Hermia is typically small and fiesty.

    Helena

    In love with Demetrius. They were engaged but then he met Hermia and fell for her.

    Helene

    Helene is Mia’s best friend (think JWow) although she lacks some self esteem

     

    The Mechanicals (Fools/Clowns/Salon Team)

     

    In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peter Quince organizes this group of tradesmen to perform a play at the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. He directs the group rehearsing “Pyramus and Thisbe”. They rehearse in the woods (why not?!). Nick Bottom is conceited and believes he can and should play ALL the roles. Each character has their own quirks.

     

    In Midsummer/Jersey all of the characters work together at Patti Quince’s salon and they are rehearsing “Romeo and Juliet” for the wedding, which they perform in the finale of the play. Each have their own quirks and character traits.

     

    Shakespeare

    Description

    Jersey

    Description

    Peter Quince

    Leader of the troupe, a carpenter who is attempting to produce a play for Theseus’ marriage.

    Patti Quince

    Salon owner, leader of the group that directs the play within a play

    Nick Bottom

    Overconfident weaver who wants to play ALL the parts in the performance

    Nikki Bottom

    Hair stylist, wants to play ALL the roles, ends up as Romeo

    Francis Flute

    Forced to play the female role in the play within a play. He is a bellows-mender

    Franci Flute

    Tanning specialist, ends up as Juliet

    Robin Starveling

    A tailor who ends up playing “the moon”

    Robert Sudds

    Shampoo person, plays “the balcony”

    Tom Snout

    A tinker who ends up playing “the wall”

    Terri Thumbs

    Massage therapist, plays “the moon” and the Friar

    Snug

    A shy joiner who plays “the lion” (a role invented in the play within a play)

    Janet Snug

    Manicurist, plays the lion

     

    The Fairies

    In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oberon and Titania are in a fight when we first meet them. Oberon is jealous of the time Titania has been spending with “the changeling” boy instead of him. Oberon enlists the help of Puck to get back at Titania. Meanwhile Titania and her band of fairies are readying the forest for a party. Puck interferes with the Lovers and the Mechanicals. He messes up the Lovers so they aren’t sure who they are in love with. And he gives Bottom a donkey head and makes Titania fall in love with him.

     

    In Midsummer/Jersey, it’s pretty much the same. Oberon and Titania are in a fight. Oberon gets Puck to play a trick on Titania (giving Bottom a donkey head and making her fall in love with him). Puck also creates mayhem between the lovers.

     

    Shakespeare

    Description

    Jersey

    Description

    Oberon

    King of the fairies

    Oberon

    King of the fairies

    Titania

    Queen of the fairies

    Titania

    Queen of the fairies

    Robin Goodfellow “Puck”

    A knavish sprite who loves causing trouble

    Robin “Puck”

    A knavish sprite who loves causing trouble

    Peaseblossom

    Part of Titania’s lair of fairies

    Peaseblossom

    Part of Titania’s lair of fairies

    Mustardseed

    Part of Titania’s lair of fairies

    Mustardseed

    Part of Titania’s lair of fairies

    Cobweb

    Part of Titania’s lair of fairies

    Cobweb

    Part of Titania’s lair of fairies

    Mote (yes, mote not moth)

    Part of Titania’s lair of fairies

    Mote

    Part of Titania’s lair of fairies

     

     

    Moonbeam

    Part of Titania’s lair of fairies

     

     

    Sunflower

    Part of Titania’s lair of fairies

     

     

    Sunshine

    Part of Titania’s lair of fairies

     

     

    Turtle

    Part of Titania’s lair of fairies

     

      

    Any questions? Please contact Emily Howard emilyRhoward@gmail.com or (315) 857-3265