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A Midsummer Night's Dream

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” ― Act 1 Scene 1

Four lovers lost in the woods and a group of rude mechanicals who have set out to put on a play become entangled in a dream world. The Fairy Kingdom is at odds, spells are cast and the devilish sprite Puck weaves his mischief amongst the mortals, but is all fair in love and war? This fast-paced romp promises to be an unforgettable midsummer adventure for the whole family. Presented by Shakespeare & Company’s Northeast Regional Education Tour.

Generously sponsored by Rhea and Ken Werner.

**This production is at The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, located at 2 Plunkett Street, at the corner of Route 7 in Lenox, just a short distance from Shakespeare & Company. Bring chairs or blankets, and a picnic; grounds open 90 minutes before each performance. Chairs are available for rent for a fee of $2 per chair.

Artists

David Bertoldi

David Bertoldi

(Oberon) first season (Oberon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ). S&Co: Romeo/Balthazar Romeo and Juliet (2017 Northeast Regional Tour); Rick/Jean-Luc Marcus is Walking [staged reading]; Sergeant Malcolm, Curse of the Starving Class [staged reading]). Other credits: Governor Prudblood, Waste, Fraud and Abuse, Screaming Majority NYC), Emcee, Cabaret, (Clark Musical Theatre), Tartuffe, more(Oberon) first season (Oberon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ). S&Co: Romeo/Balthazar Romeo and Juliet (2017 Northeast Regional Tour); Rick/Jean-Luc Marcus is Walking [staged reading]; Sergeant Malcolm, Curse of the Starving Class [staged reading]). Other credits: Governor Prudblood, Waste, Fraud and Abuse, Screaming Majority NYC), Emcee, Cabaret, (Clark Musical Theatre), Tartuffe, Tartuffe (Clark Performing Arts), Seymour, Little Shop of Horrors (Town Players of Pittsfield). David graduated from Clark University in 2015 and is a proud student alumnus of S&Co’s Fall Festival and Young Company programs.

Caroline Calkins

Caroline Calkins

(Hermia) seventh season (Director of Riotous Youth; Hermia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream). S&Co: Elaria, The Emperor of the Moon, Katherine/Boy, Henry V; NE Regional Tour of Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth, Celie, Les Faux Pas; Ensemble, King Lear; Columbina, The Venetian Twins; SLaW. Caroline teaches in more(Hermia) seventh season (Director of Riotous Youth; Hermia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream). S&Co: Elaria, The Emperor of the Moon, Katherine/Boy, Henry V; NE Regional Tour of Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth, Celie, Les Faux Pas; Ensemble, King Lear; Columbina, The Venetian Twins; SLaW. Caroline teaches in S&Co’s Education Program and has directed for the Fall Festival of Shakespeare, 2011-16. BA: Brown University. Other training: NTI, SITI Company.

Tim Dowd

Tim Dowd

(Bottom) first season (Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ) S&Co: Mercutio, Lord Capulet Romeo & Juliet (2017 Northeast Regional Tour). NYC: Trigorin ( Stupid Fu**ing Bird, NYC premiere), R ( R+J, NYC premiere), Adam ( North to Maine, NYC premiere) Regional: Chicago ( Is He Dead? Greenbrier Valley Theater), Laertes more(Bottom) first season (Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ) S&Co: Mercutio, Lord Capulet Romeo & Juliet (2017 Northeast Regional Tour). NYC: Trigorin ( Stupid Fu**ing Bird, NYC premiere), R ( R+J, NYC premiere), Adam ( North to Maine, NYC premiere) Regional: Chicago ( Is He Dead? Greenbrier Valley Theater), Laertes ( Hamlet, Shakespearience). Tim received a BA in theatre from Binghamton University and would like to thank Malka for her support. timdowd.com

Lori Evans

Lori Evans

(Egeus) Third season with S&Co: Frank, Private Eyes; Shakespeare & the Language that Shaped a World; Fall Festival of Shakespeare Director (2013-2015). Regional: Dionyza, Pericles; Mistress Ford, Merry Wives of Windsor; Lady Capulet, Romeo & Juliet; Biondello, Taming of the Shrew; multiple roles, Julius Caesar; multiple roles, The Beautiful Things more(Egeus) Third season with S&Co: Frank, Private Eyes; Shakespeare & the Language that Shaped a World; Fall Festival of Shakespeare Director (2013-2015). Regional: Dionyza, Pericles; Mistress Ford, Merry Wives of Windsor; Lady Capulet, Romeo & Juliet; Biondello, Taming of the Shrew; multiple roles, Julius Caesar; multiple roles, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears; Alice, Iris; Sandrine, Gayle, Hope, Almost Maine; Cinderella’s Mother, Into the Woods; White Rabbit/Dormouse, Wonderland. BA in Drama: University of WA.

Rory Hammond

Rory Hammond

(Puince/Cobweb) Rory is pleased to be back at her home S&Co for a ninth season. NY credits: Pericles (SoHo Rep); Measure for Measure, Bachelorette (Circle in the Square); Where's My Money (Cherry Lane Theatre); and The Scarlet Letter. Berkshires credits: Taming of the Shrew; King John, Richard III, Merry Wives more(Puince/Cobweb) Rory is pleased to be back at her home S&Co for a ninth season. NY credits: Pericles (SoHo Rep); Measure for Measure, Bachelorette (Circle in the Square); Where's My Money (Cherry Lane Theatre); and The Scarlet Letter. Berkshires credits: Taming of the Shrew; King John, Richard III, Merry Wives of Windsor, Off the Map, Much Ado about Nothing, Merchant of Venice, Dibble Dance, Autres Temp, Xingu, and Summer. Actor Training: S&Co starting with Young Company, eventually becoming a member of the Summer Performing Institute (SPI). A graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC, and a founding member of Animus Theatre Company (New York City). www.animustheatre.org.

Luke Haskell

(Lysander) first season. (Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ). S&Co: Boris ( St. Petersburg: 1913, Winter Studio Festival of Plays), Gerald ( Marcus is Walking, Joan Ackermann: One Playwright, One Weekend). Berkshire Historical Society: Pierre, Jones, Lawyer, Israel Potter’s Son ( Melville on the Light Side ). Hampshire Shakespeare Co: more(Lysander) first season. (Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ). S&Co: Boris ( St. Petersburg: 1913, Winter Studio Festival of Plays), Gerald ( Marcus is Walking, Joan Ackermann: One Playwright, One Weekend). Berkshire Historical Society: Pierre, Jones, Lawyer, Israel Potter’s Son ( Melville on the Light Side ). Hampshire Shakespeare Co: Cinna ( Julius Caesar ). UMass Theater Department: Dwight ( Dead Man’s Cell Phone ), Roland ( Constellations ), Van ( Dog Sees God ), Stephano/ Ensemble ( The Merchant of Venice ). Luke graduated from UMass Amherst in 2015 with a double major in Theater and Communication, where he acted in many performances and composed original music for productions of The Merchant of Venice andRomeo & Juliet. Luke is a proud alumi of the Fall Festival of Shakespeare.

Kate Kenney

(Titania) first season (Titania, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ). S&Co: Juliet, Romeo & Juliet ; Hermia/Starveling, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Regional: Eurydice, Eurydice ; Ophelia, Hamlet ; Woman, 39 Steps ; Wendy, Peter Pan ; Cecily, Importance of Being Earnest ; Annie Sullivan, Miracle Worker ; Debbie, Real Thing ; more(Titania) first season (Titania, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ). S&Co: Juliet, Romeo & Juliet ; Hermia/Starveling, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Regional: Eurydice, Eurydice ; Ophelia, Hamlet ; Woman, 39 Steps ; Wendy, Peter Pan ; Cecily, Importance of Being Earnest ; Annie Sullivan, Miracle Worker ; Debbie, Real Thing ; Teenage Greek Chorus,How I Learned to Drive. Kate is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, as well as NJ Rep. She holds a BFA from Rutgers University, was in residency at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, and volunteers in maximum security prisons in New York State with Rehabilitation Through the Arts. ladykenney.com

Mairead Kohler

(Shout) first season (Shout,A Midsummer Night’s Dream). more(Shout) first season (Shout,A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

Madeleine Rose Maggio

Madeleine Rose Maggio

(Helena/Mustardseed) first season (Helena/Mustardseed, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ). S&Co: Benvolio and Lady Capulet in 2017 Romeo & Juliet Tour. She recently appeared in The Humanist Project as Lavinia inTitus Andronicus. Madeleine completed the 2 year professional course at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and is a more(Helena/Mustardseed) first season (Helena/Mustardseed, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ). S&Co: Benvolio and Lady Capulet in 2017 Romeo & Juliet Tour. She recently appeared in The Humanist Project as Lavinia inTitus Andronicus. Madeleine completed the 2 year professional course at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Thomas Randle

(Puck) seventh season (Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ). S&Co: Tybalt/Friar Laurence ( Romeo & Juliet ), Malcolm/Witch/Murderer ( Macbeth ), Lelio (The Venetian Twins); Thomas has worked behind the scenes in over 50 S&Co. productions in a dozen job titles including Scenic Designer (Cindy Bella), Scenic Charge (2012 Season), more(Puck) seventh season (Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ). S&Co: Tybalt/Friar Laurence ( Romeo & Juliet ), Malcolm/Witch/Murderer ( Macbeth ), Lelio (The Venetian Twins); Thomas has worked behind the scenes in over 50 S&Co. productions in a dozen job titles including Scenic Designer (Cindy Bella), Scenic Charge (2012 Season), Props Artisan, and Education Artist. He is proudest of his work on six Fall Festivals as a production designer.

Jonathan Croy

Jonathan Croy

(Director) Thirty-first season with S&Co. Company member since 1982, Jon has played more than 70 roles in over 60 plays. Directing credits with the Company include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richard III, The Compleat Wrks of Wm Shkspr (Abridged), Twelfth Night, The Real Inspector Hound, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, more(Director) Thirty-first season with S&Co. Company member since 1982, Jon has played more than 70 roles in over 60 plays. Directing credits with the Company include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richard III, The Compleat Wrks of Wm Shkspr (Abridged), Twelfth Night, The Real Inspector Hound, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The 39 Steps, Julius Caesar, Private Eyes, Romeo & Juliet and Scapin. Jon has been a mainstay of our award-winning Education Program for more than a quarter century.

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