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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013)

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

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 from July 4 to August 4, 2013.

Quincy Armorer as Oberon and Daniel Brochu as Puck. Photo: Valérie Baron

Quotes from the media:

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.

Fabulous show tonight! So much talent on stage! You made Shakespeare come alive.
- @LansdowneTutor

 

Pictures from the show:

Credit: Valérie Baron

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The Creative Team

Amanda Kellock,* Director
Amy Keith,* Set Designer
Marija Djordjevic, Costume Designer

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

The Story:

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.

Hermia, one of the young lovers, is in love with Lysander, but her mother, Egeus, wants her to marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage, and avoid death or a nunnery, Hermia and Lysander elope into the woods. Demetrius follows them, and is pursued by Helena, who nurses an unrequited passion for him. A love quadrangle develops among the young lovers when Oberon, the Fairy King, recruits the mischievous Puck, to play Cupid.

Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors led by Quince rehearses a badly-written play in the woods, and soon all find their lives changed, especially Bottom’s, by the doings of Oberon and Titania, the warring king and queen of the fairies, who are fighting for ownership over a little Indian Boy.

Magic, action, love and humour are the ingredients for this unforgettable spell.

Production Staff

Tristynn Duheme,* Production Manager
Michael Panich,* Tour Manager
Danielle Skene,* Stage Manager
Mallorie Casey,* Assistant Technical Director
Karen Oberer, Dramaturgic Consultant
Allison Kelly, Assistant Stage Manager
Chloe Ekker, Assistant Stage Manager
Danielle Fagen, Assistant Costume Designer
Isabelle Guichard, Assistant Set Designer
Corey MacVicar, Head of Lighting
Devon Bate, Head of Sound
Bruce Lambie, Site Technician
Laura Warren, Site Technician

*alumni

Parks Visited:

DATE PARK LOCATION SHOW TIME
Thursday, July 4 Three Bares Park McGill Campus 7:30pm
Friday, July 5 Three Bares Park McGill Campus 7:30pm
Sunday, July 7 Reford Gardens Grand-Métis 7:00pm
Monday, July 8 Reford Gardens Grand-Métis 7:00pm
Thursday, July 11 Behind Mount Royal Chalet Mount Royal 6:30pm
Friday, July 12 Philippe-Laheurte Park Saint-Laurent 7:30pm
Saturday, July 13 Jarry Park Parc Extension 7:30pm
Sunday, July 14 Recreation Centre Hemmingford 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 16 Mount Royal Cemetery Outremont 7:30pm
Wednesday, July 17 Westmount Park Westmount 7:30pm CANCELLED
Thursday, July 18 Westmount Park Westmount 7:30pm
Friday, July 19 Westmount Park Westmount 7:30pm CANCELLED
Saturday, July 20 Douglass Beach Knowlton 7:30pm
Sunday, July 21 Théâtre de Verdure Parc Lafontaine 8:00pm
Tuesday, July 23 Park NDG NDG 7:30pm
Wednesday, July 24 Park Ecclestone Kirkland 7:30pm
Thursday, July 25 Park Pine Beach Dorval 7:30pm
Friday, July 26 Cabot Square Ville-Marie 7:30pm
Saturday, July 27 Westmount Park Westmount 7:30pm
Sunday, July 28 Westmount Park Westmount 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 30 East Community Centre Pierrefonds 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 31 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park Côte Saint-Luc 7:30pm
Thursday, August 1 Park George O’Reilly Verdun 7:30pm CANCELLED
Friday, August 2 Westmount Park Westmount 7:30pm
Saturday, August 3 Mont Bellevue Morin Heights 7:30pm
Sunday, August 4 Park Centennial Beaconsfield 7:30pm

 

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