Eugene, Ore. – Fairies and Humans collude and collide in the Shakespeare classic "A Midsummer Night's Dream", directed by Judy "Sparky" Roberts The play will be performed on the Ragozzino Performance Hall main stage on the LCC main campus, April 18-19 and 24-25 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee will be performed on April 26 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $5 for students, staff and seniors 55 and over. Tickets can be purchased online at lanecc.edu/tickets or at the door.
Puck the pixie shape-shifter tells the audience that the play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", is just "visions". The characters are from several dimensions - noble and working-class humans, and forest elves. They cross paths one moonlit summer night, and wild confusion ensues.
Eloping lovers Lysander and Hermia flee into the forest, followed by Demetrius, who loves Hermia, and Helena, who loves Demetrius.
Oberon, the Fairy King, tries to re-orient Demetrius to love Helena. He instructs his lackey Puck to apply a magic potion to Demetrius' eyes, so he'll love the first person he sees when he wakes - assuming it's Helena. But Puck makes a mistake, and puts it on Lysander's eyes. Trying to correct his mistake makes matters worse.
A troupe of workmen go into the forest to rehearse a play that they hope to present at the duke's wedding. One of the workmen, Nick Bottom, gets transformed into an ass. Oberon's mate Titania is also given the magic love-elixir, and she falls in love with Bottom.
Eventually, after wayward antics, the love complexities are sorted out. Meantime, there are plays-within-plays, lively fun, and music throughout.
Kaitlynn Baugh is Helena, Clay Johnson is Lysander, and Radhika Stein is Hermia, and Jack Lemhouse is Demetrius. Former SPA president Michelle Nordella plays the double role of fairy queen Titania and Hippolyta, bride to Duke Theseus. Tad Merrell plays Oberon/Duke Theseus, Naomi Todd plays Puck, and Robert Newcomer is Bottom.
Families are welcome. Audience members must be age ten or older to attend.
For more information, contact John Watson at (541) 463-5161