SWOSU Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream on November 6-8

A Midsummer Night's Dream Cast and Crew
Members of the cast and crew for the SWOSU production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are (first row from left): Sheri Flowers, Edmond; Corianne Fairchild, Leedey; Jordan Satterlee, Oklahoma City (Putnam City); Carlyn Magness, Shattuck; Marisa Molnar, Fay; Rhiannon Jensen, Woodward; and Amber Hayes, Howe TX. Middle row from left—Monica Sallaway, Claremore; Bethany Peyton, Moore; Lindsee Scott, Guymon; Addy Dirks, Woodward; Bath A. Goodin, Ardmore (Dickson); and Wes Hayes, Howe TX. Back from left—Holly Davis, Haven KS; Nakita Young, Hobart; Amber Bachiochi, Sweetwater; Josh Ramos, Tulsa (Union); Kris Benton, Stroud; Isabella Jennings, Oklahoma City (NW Classen); Chelsey Hardin, Cordell; Merritt Taylor, Cordell; Calley Lamar, Okeene; and Faculty Debra Holmes.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will take place November 6-8 on the Weatherford campus.

The romantic comedy of William Shakespeare’s is presented by the SWOSU Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre.

Through three interwoven plots, the audience is introduced to a series of events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens and Hippolyta. The adventures involve four young lovers, a group of rude mechanicals (who are also amateur actors), and fairies who inhabit the woods and play tricks and cast spells upon those who visit their midst.

What ensues, according to director Steve Strickler, is a lot of chaos and passion, thus proving the truth in one of the young lover’s lines when he states, “The course of true love never did run smooth.”

The production is 7:30 p.m .nightly in the SWOSU Hilltop Theatre.  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for non-SWOSU students and free for individuals with a valid SWOSU ID. Tickets can be obtained at the box office on Mondays through Fridays from 4-7 p.m. by calling 580.774.6046.

The cast includes Kris Benton, Corianne Fairchild, Isabella Jennings and Joshua Ramos as the young lovers.  The royalty are portrayed by Addy Dirks, Bethany Peyton, Chandler Seaton and Merritt Taylor. The Rude Mechanicals are Sheri Flowers, Beth A. Goodin, Chelsey Hardin, Amber Hayes, Wes Hayes and Jordan Satterlee. The Fairy Kingdom includes Carlyn Magness, Marisa Molnar, Monica Sallaway, Lindsee Scott and Nakita Young.

Others in the production company are Amber Bachiochi, Julie Barnett, Holly Davis, Rhiannon Jensen, Calley Lamar, Lu-Chieh Lin and Kaylee Willyard.  The production is under the guidance of SWOSU faculty members Debra P. Holmes as technical director/designer and Strickler.