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Performances

Friday, April 26, 2019
7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 28, 2019
2:30 p.m. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019
7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, May 4, 2019
7:30 p.m. 


Ticket Prices

Adults - $25
Children - $10
Senior Citizens - $20
KU Faculty/Staff - $20
KU Students - $15 ($10 if purchased in advance)

A Midsummer Night's Dream
by Benjamin Britten
Libretto adapted from Shakespeare by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears

Crafton-Preyer Theatre

When Fairies Argue, Everyone Suffers

A Midsummer Night's Dream, the opera, is adapted from William Shakespeare's play by the same name. The classic comedy consists of romantic tangles, brought on by interference from the fairy world, connected to the celebration of the “royal wedding” of Duke Theseus of Athens and the Amazonian queen, Hippolyta. Set in an enchanted woodland, it explores themes of love, betrayal and especially fantasy. Staged in cooperation with the School of Music featuring the KU Symphony Orchestra.

Conducted by Carolyn Watson
Directed by John Stephens
Scenic Design by Kate Smeltzer
Lighting Design by Ann Sitzman
Costume Design by Kelly Vogel
Stage Management by Jenifer Cooper

Cast

Oberon............Zachary Cope
Tytania............Sarah Hennessey
Puck 4/26 & 5/2............Christian Boudreaux
Puck 4/28 & 5/4............Sarah Stockton
Theseus............Reno J. Wilson
Hippolyta 4/26 & 5/2............Sarah Kathryn Curtis
Hippolyta 4/28 & 5/4............Kelly Southworth
Lysander 4/26 & 5/2............Anthony Rohr
Lysander 4/28 & 5/4............Neal Long
Demetrius 4/26 & 5/2............John Meyer
Demetrius 4/28 & 5/4............Daniel J. Loganbill
Hermia 4/26 & 5/2............Anna Patterson
Hermia 4/28 & 5/4............Michaela Mack
Helena 4/26 & 5/2............Emma Finder
Helena 4/28 & 5/4............Bethany Dart
Bottom............Evan Edwards
Quince............Winston Sullivan
Flute 4/26 & 5/2............Kevin Thomas Smith
Flute 4/28 & 5/4............Brian Sussman
Snug............Kevin Weingarten
Snout............Kang Noh Park
Starveling............William Simpson
Cobweb............Jane Trembley
Mustardseed............Karli Cabrera
Peaseblossom............Victoria Searles
Moth............Shannon Nelson
Fairies....Clara Boyd, Alexis Derritt,
.......Brian Locascio (Oberon cover),
.......& Whitney Wells (Tytania cover)

Please note: Strobe lights and water-based theatrical haze are used in this production.


A Midsummer NIght's Dream



COVID-19 and Our Production Season

In accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our patrons, students, faculty, and staff, all upcoming performances by the University Theatre and University Dance company have been postponed or cancelled. Indecent has been rescheduled to perform October 2-8, 2020. We are not planning to reschedule Urinetown at this time. The box office has been in contact with all ticketholders to arrange for refunds or credits toward future performances. Please email us with any questions to theatretickets@ku.edu. Thank you for your past and future support of Theatre and Dance at KU!

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