A comic play’s the thing: Hastings College Theatre Department to produce “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Enjoy a magical evening with the Hastings College Theatre Department as it kicks off the year with a production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Get your tickets today for performances at 8 p.m. on October 2-5 and at 2 p.m. on October 6all at the Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.)

The box office opens Thursday, September 26 and will remain open Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. until Friday, October 4. General tickets are $8.00 while seniors and non-Hastings College students can get them for $5. Tickets are free to Hastings College students, faculty and staff and to Crimson Connection members. For more information, call (402) 461-7380 or e-mail.

A light-hearted, accessible comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” follows four couples through a raucous evening as fairies turn a forest upside down. Meanwhile, well-meaning actors are producing a play in the same forest. Chaos ensues.

Hastings College Department of Theatre Arts presents

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare

CAST LIST

Theseus/Oberon – Patrick White from Gretna, Neb.

Hippolyta/Titania – Rachel Klopp from Omaha, Neb.

Lysander – Johnny Johnson from Hastings, Neb.

Demetrius – Kyle Bell from Julesburg, Colo.

Hermia – Sallie Meyers from Thermopolis, Wyo.

Helena – Abby Phelps from Emporia, Kans.

Egeus/Puck – Nyanial Rial from Grand Island, Neb.

Bottom – Aaron Pierce from Cozad, Neb.

Quince/Fairy – Emily Funkey from Hastings, Neb.

Flute (The Manly One)/Moth – Robby Collins from Papillion, Neb.

Snout (The High One)/Mustardseed – Becca Holloway from Grand Island, Neb.

Snug (The Lion)/Cobweb – Tyler Donovan from Thornton, Colo.

Starveling (The Moon)/Peaseblossom – Jacob Gilchrist from Colorado Springs, Colo.

Coffee Girls – Grace Rempp from Hastings Neb. and Leah Stovall from Grand Island, Neb.

Waiters – Jasmine Radetski from Calhan, Colo., Natalie Lange from Parker, Colo., and James Bachman from Thornton, Colo.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Stage Manager  – Alex Goerner from Yuma, Colo.

Assistant Stage Manager – Jasmine Radetski from Calhan, Colo.

Scenic Crew Head – John Bouc from Weston, Neb.

Crew – Barrett Russell from Saronville, Neb.

Lighting Crew Head – Adam Neely from Lincoln, Neb.

Lighting Crew – Lisa Carpenter from Hastings, Neb., and Desiree Herling from Falls City, Neb.              

Sound Designer/Operator – Patrick Riley from Waverly, Neb.

Costume Crew Head – Jacob Gilchrist from Colorado Springs, Colo.

Costume Crew – Cassie Reid from Littleton, Colo.

Box Office/P.R. – Daniel Bredow from Omaha, Neb.

Founded in 1882, Hastings College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit Hastings.edu for more.

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