HUTC to present 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

FOR RELEASE
2008-03-26
Rebekah Posegate as "Helena" and Matthew Kaestner as "Demetrius"; Posegate is a junior theatre education major from Lake Villa, Ill., and Kaestner is a freshman theatre performance major from Kingston, Tenn.
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Theatre Company will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7:30 p.m. on April 10-11 and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Studio Theatre of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is an airy, romantic romp in the woods among bumbling rustics, temporarily star-crossed lovers, and the charming fairies who bewitch them all. Shakespeare weaves a chaotic and comical tale of misunderstanding, mischief and magic in which, like the dream-state it mimics, no harm is permanent, and all is pleasantly resolved by the play’s end. This is a joyous celebration of love, language, and life itself.


Rebekah Posegate as "Helena" and Matthew Kaestner as "Demetrius"
Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $6 for children 13 and younger, $5 for Huntington University students, and $9 for Huntington University faculty and staff. For tickets or more information, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261.

Cast

Theseus, Duke of Athens: Nathan Capriglione, a sophomore theatre design major from Auburn, Ind.

Egeus, father to Hermia: Kirby Gowen, a freshman Bible and religion major from Adrian, Mich.


Rebekah Posegate as "Helena" and Deanna Repic as "Hermia"; Repic is a junior theatre performance major from Aliquippa, Penn.

Lysander, in love with Hermia: Terry Hurst, a junior theatre performance major from Huntington, Ind.

Demetrius, in love with Hermia: Matt Kaestner, a sophomore theatre performance major from Kingston, Tenn.

Philostrate, Master of the Revels to Theseus: Cassie Mansheim, a freshman pre-med major from Burnsville, Minn.

Quince, a carpenter: Jon Huffman, a junior theatre major from Traverse City, Mich.

Snug, a joiner: Stacie Cheek, a freshman social work major from Franklin, Ind.


Alicia Bonham as "Titania" and Matthias Austin as "Oberon"; Bonham is a sophomore theatre education major from Upland, Ind., and Austin is a sophomore theatre performance major from Wheaton, Ill.
Bottom, a weaver: Phil Black, a freshman undecided major from West Lafayette, Ohio

Flute, a bellows-mender: Tory Nelson, a sophomore digital media arts major from Granger, Ind.

Snout, a tinker: Samantha Freeman, a freshman theatre performance major from Portland, Ind.

Starveling, a tailor: Ryan Arent, a freshman a theatre design major from Grand Rapids, Mich.


Alicia Bonham as "Titania" and Matthias Austin as "Oberon"
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons: Bethany Edlund, a freshman theatre performance major from Roanoke, Ind.

Hermia, daughter to Egeus, in love with Lysander: Deanna Repic*, a junior theatre performance major from Aliquippa, Penn.

Helena, in love with Demetrius: Rebekah Posegate*, a junior theatre education major from Lake Villa, Ill.

Oberon, King of the Fairies: Matthias Austin*, a sophomore theatre performance major from Wheaton, Ill.

Titania, Queen of the Fairies: Alicia Bonham*, a sophomore theatre education major from Upland, Ind.

Puck, or Robin Goodfellow: Cassandra Quinn-Dyar*, a senior theatre and sociology double major from Bedford, Ind.

Peaseblossom, fairy: Courtney Swenson, a freshman theatre performance from Landenberg, Pa.

Cobweb, fairy: Missy Waaland, a freshman theatre performance major from Findlay, Ohio

Moth, fairy: Lindsay Hoops, a freshman nursing major from Auburn, Ind.

Mustardseed, fairy: Mary Russell, a freshman theatre performance major from Columbia, Mo.

Crew

Director: David Shamburger*, assistant professor of theatre

Stage manager: Jenn Miller*, a senior theatre and psychology double major from Berkeley, Ill.

Assistant stage manager: Meghan McClaine*, a junior theatre education major from Greencastle, Ind.

Assistant stage manager: Amber Kessler, a sophomore youth ministries major from Noblesville, Ind.

Technical director: Brad DeYoung, a senior theatre design major from Lansing, Ill.

Master electrician: Andi Rex, a freshman instrumental music major from North Webster, Ind.

Props master: Kari Clark, a senior theatre design major from Columbus, Ind.

Assistant props: Shaelyn Russell, a freshman theatre major from Chattaroy, Wash.

Sound designer: Andrew Edmonds, a sophomore theatre design major from Beloit, Wis.

Set design: John Shamburger

Lighting design: Brad DeYoung, a senior theatre design major from Lansing, Ill.

Costume design: Abi Allwein, a junior theatre performance major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Hair and makeup design/fairy choreographer: Kristen Lynne Kohaut*, a senior theatre performance major from Hackettstown, N.J.


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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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