Student cast and crew for "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

BEMIDJI, Minn. (March 25, 2011) — Thirty-six Bemidji State University students are on the cast and crew for the University’s theatre program production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a Shakespearean comedy with a steampunk twist. The show opens with five performances beginning Friday, April 8, and closes with a matinee performance on Sunday, April 17.

Bemidji State’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be directed by Patrick Carriere, assistant professor of theater and communication arts. Scenery and lighting are designed by Ellen Jones, assistant professor of theater.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” revolves around the marriage between Theseus, the Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. It follows the follies of four young Athenian lovers and a group of actors bent on performing in front of the Duke on his wedding day. Both groups venture into the magical forest only to be tricked, enchanted and transformed by the fairies who reside in the forest and are ruled by the powerful king and queen of the fairies, Oberon and Titania.

Bemidji State’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is set in the Victorian era and stylized with the subculture of steampunk: machines and gadgets of the 19th century imbued with a futuristic sense that adds magic to the Victorian era.

Tickets are available now; call (218) 755-3935 for more information.

For more information, please contact Patrick Carriere at the Bemidji State University Department of Humanities at (218) 755-3901.


56601 | Candice Billups, senior, art; assistant scene designer, change artist.
56601 | Warren Billups, senior, design technology; student technical theatre coordinator.
56601 | Anthony Cole, senior, engineering technology; scene shop crew.
56601 | Ceara Dowell, junior, theatre; starring as Titania.
56601 | Jessie Ladig, senior, psychology; starring as Helena.
56601 | Dein Lawrence, junior, art; starring as Puck.
56601 | Elizabeth MacGregor, sophomore, English; starring as Hippolyta.
56601 | Tom Skime, sophomore, business administration and accounting; scene shop crew.

56630 | Jed Anderson, freshman, mass communication; starring as Starveling.

56401 | Kayla DeChaine, junior, biology; scene shop crew, office staff.

55317 | Claire Pieper, sophomore, psychology; starring as Cobweb.

Deer River
56636 | Jacqueline Teegarden, senior, theatre; starring as Hermia.

55803 | Eric Benson, senior, music; starring as Nick Bottom.

55122| Ben Eng, senior, business administration; office staff.

Elk River
55330 | Bob Boland, junior, theatre; sound.

55733 | Amanda Sorensen, senior, creative & professional writing; stage manager.

55331 | Joseph Dritsas, sophomore, political science; starring as Flute.

55021 | Katherine Anderson, freshman, sociology; starring as Snug.

55027 | Kyla Kyllo, senior, design technology; costumes.

International Falls
56649 | Benjamin Shofner, freshman, physics; starring as Philostrate.

55040 | Jacob Budnick, junior, creative & professional writing; light board.

56651 | Brady Jones, sophomore, theatre; scene shop crew.

Lino Lakes
550014 | Jessica Meierhofer, freshman, creative & professional writing; starring as Mustardseed.

Middle River
56737 | Rachel Bukowski, sophomore, design technology; poster designer, office staff.

55128 | Jesse Villarreal, senior, theatre; starring as Theseus; also publicity and box office adviser, office staff.

56742 | Rebecca Cote, sophomore, creative & professional writing; assistant stage manager.

Park Rapids
56470 | Jonathan Billing, senior, art; scene shop crew.
56470 | Kaitlyn Hanisch, sophomore, theatre; starring as Snout; also scene shop crew, scenic artist.

Pelican Rapids
56572 | Nathan Shulstad, senior, technology education; scene shop crew.

56573 | Courtney Guck, sophomore, elementary education; starring as Peaseblossom; costumes.

55068 | Tanner Little, freshman, chemistry; starring as Lysander.

St. Louis Park
55416 | Brianna Webber, junior, music; starring as Moth.

56676 | Kathryn DeMaris, sophomore, biology; costumes.

55387| Margaret Stivers, sophomore, mass communication; office staff.

54840 | Charlie Falk, junior, mass communication; starring as Egeus.