A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013)

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

“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

“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.

Eight META Nominations!14095851_642597519243327_7651753717224088535_n

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


People with an asterisk (*) following their name are Repercussion 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


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

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