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2011-03-25

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.

CAST AND CREW FOR “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM”

BEMIDJI
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lengby
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.

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

Oklee
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.

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

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

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

Shevlin
56676 | Kathryn DeMaris, sophomore, biology; costumes.

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

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

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