April 1, 2014

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts is presenting Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on April 16th & 17th, at 7:00pm, at the Paseo Main Theatre, 4747 Flora, KC, MO 64110. Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.
A Midsummer Night's Dream deals with the universal theme of love and its complications: lust, disappointment, confusion, and marriage. The plot focuses on three parallel stories: the trials and experiences of two sets of lovers in a magical forest, the world of the Fairy King and Queen and their fairies, and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production of Pyramus and Thisby for the wedding of the Duke of Athens.
Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage, she and Lysander escape into the woods. Demetrius follows them, and he is pursued by Helena, who nurses an unrequited passion for him. A love quadrangle develops among the young lovers when mischievous Puck plays Cupid. "The course of true love never did run smooth," says Lysander. Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors rehearses a badly-written play in the woods, and soon all find their lives changed by the doings of Oberon and Titania, the warring king and queen of the fairies. Magic, action, love and humor are the ingredients for this unforgettable spell.
This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder - it's about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all. Love is crazy, love is mad. Will love win out in the end?
The production, performed in a "Steam-Punk" style, is directed by Dr. Velicia Daniels, with lighting, sound, and set design by David Brisco Luby. Costume designs are by Keyon Woods, a junior at Paseo, with Pamela Lucas serving as Costume Supervisor. Cast includes: Egeus: Austin Fayne; Theseus: Tim Phillips; Hermia: Sydney White; Demetrius: Trevon Wainwright; Helena: MaKenna Lockhart; Lysander: Jason Hunter; Peter Quince: Khalil Odums; Nick Bottom: Keyon Woods; Francis Flute: Atum Johnson; Snug: Zaymon Haywood; Tom Snout: Daniel Schulte; Robin Starveling: Brandon Jones; Oberon: Mark Bryant; Titania: Kymberly Baker; Puck: Jordan Stewart; Peaseblossom: Carissa Stevens; Moth: Katyana Borawski; Mustardseed: Sharae Mayberry; Cobweb: Lita Lockhart; Fairy Attendants to Titania: Phoebe McCarty, Jordan Wilson; Hippolyta: Dajah Garrett; and Philostrate: Xinh Chau Nguyen.
For more information, contact 816-418-2275.
KC Stage cardmembers receive a discount of:
Students 2 for 1

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