“Repercussion’s best Shakespeare in the Park ever!”
– Pat Donnelly, The Gazette

“Romantic, fantastical and funny, this show is nothing short of magical.”
– Victoria Laberge, Bloody Underrated

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013)

Celebrating 25 years of Shakespeare-in-the-Park: 1988 to 2013

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”  Act I, Scene I, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Twenty-five years ago, a ragtag band of young actors mounted A Midsummer Night’s Dream, realizing their dream of creating Montreal’s very own Shakespeare-in-the-Park touring company. In 1988, 800 audience members were witness to this first production. Today, over 10,000 people enjoy this spectacular tradition each year.

To celebrate 25 extraordinary years of bringing Shakespeare to Montreal parks, Shakespeare-in-the-Park presented a  magical production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Amanda Kellock.

The Play

The plot focuses on three parallel stories: the trials and experiences of four young lovers driven into a magical forest, the world of the Fairy King and Queen and their elves, and a group of “rude mechanicals” (lower class craftsmen) attempting to stage a production of “Pyramus and Thisbe” for the wedding of the Duke of Athens. Magic, action, love and humour are the ingredients for this unforgettable spell.


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At the inaugural ceremony of the Montréal English Theatre Awards (METAs), the 2013 Shakespeare-in-the-Park production was nominated for eight awards by a jury of our theatre-industry peers! Learn more


 A Midsummer Night’s Dream related media content can be found here…

The Team

Artistic Team

Director: Amanda Kellock*

Set Designer: Amy Keith*

Costume Designer: Marija Djordjevic

Sound Designer: Kristie Ibrahim

Production Staff

Production Manager: Tristynn Duheme*

Tour Manager: Michael Panich*

Stage Manager: Danielle Skene*

Assistant Technical Director: Mallorie Casey*

Dramaturgic Consultant: Karen Oberer

Assistant Stage Manager: Allison Kelly

Assistant Stage Manager: Chloe Ekker

Assistant Costume Designer: Danielle Fagen

Assistant Set Designer: Isabelle Guichard

Head of Lighting: Corey MacVicar

Head of Sound: Devon Bate

Site Technician: Bruce Lambie

Site Technician: Laura Warren

The Cast

Quincy Armorer* – Oberon/Theseus

Trevor Barrette – Flute

Daniel Brochu* – Puck

Danielle Desormeaux* – Quince/Egeus

Alain Goulem* – Bottom

Hayley Kezber – Helena

Catherine Lemieux* – Snug

Charlotte Rogers – Hermia

Jonathan Silver – Demetrius

Julie Tamiko Manning* – Titania/Hippolyta

Aris Tyros – Lysander

The little Indian Boy was played by the following young volunteers:

Connor Bagshaw, Grace Bagshaw, Calvin Fecteau, Gwendolyn Fecteau, Rodrigo Garfinkle, Veronica Drummond, Zoé Ducharme, Emilia Martinez-Zalce Darroch, Benjamin McAuley, Leo Moore Boudreau, Ella Geurkink, Angélina MacIsaac, Justin Morin, Abby Rud, Andrew Wylie

*alumni


Parks Visited:

July 4-5 McGill Campus: Three Bares Park

July 7-8: Grand-Métis: Reford Gardens

July 11:Mount Royal: Behind Mount Royal Chalet

July 12: Saint-Laurent: Philippe-Laheurte Park

July 13: Parc Extension: Jarry Park

July 14: Hemmingford: Recreation Centre

July 16: Outremont: Mount Royal Cemetery

July 18: Westmount: Westmount Park

July 20: Knowlton: Douglass Beach

July 21: Parc Lafontaine: Théâtre de Verdure

July 23: NDG: Park NDG

July 24: Kirkland: Park Ecclestone

July 25: Dorval: Park Pine Beach

July 26: Ville-Marie: Cabot Square

July 27-28: Westmount: Westmount Park

July 30: Pierrefonds: East Community Centre

July 31: Côte Saint-Luc: Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park

August 2: Westmount: Westmount Park

August 3: Morin Heights: Mont Bellevue

August 4: Beaconsfield: Park Centennial

Production toured 23 shows to 18 parks. Attendance: 13,757.

 

 

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