A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Directed by Sean Carney
Production Management and Set Design by
Technical Direction and Lighting Design by
Costumes by Catherine Bradley and the Costuming Class
Design Elements & Construction by the Stage Scenery and Lighting Class
A Midsummer Night's Dream is Shakespeare's uproarious fantasy of misdirected desire and love gone astray. Four young lovers flee the tyranny of Athenian law and spend the night in the forest, where they unwittingly stumble into a lover's spat between the Lord and the Lady of the Fairyland. Meanwhile a troupe of amateur actors rehearse the play they hope to present for the Duke of Athens wedding day only to find themselves plagued by the pranks of a mischievous hobgoblin named Robin Goodfellow. In our contemporary production the bard's classic comedy proves both timely and timeless, touching and hilarious, and arrives just in time for us to celebrate the coming of spring.
The McGill University Department of English Drama & Theatre Program is dedicated to providing students with practical theatrical experience. Costume Design by the Costuming Class under the tutelage of Catherine Bradley, with sound, lighting, stage management, set and props by the Stage, Scenery and Lighting class under the tutelage of Keith Roche and Corinne Deeley.
The cast is part of Sean Carney’s year-long course entitled Theatre Laboratory, dedicated to the in depth exploration of text and acting style, culminating in this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Thursday April 11th to Saturday April 13th @ 7:30 PM
Moyse Hall Theatre, McGill University Campus, Arts Building
853 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal
$10 General Admission | Call (514) 398 6070
Media Contact: Elise McLellan publicity [dot] english [at] mcgill [dot] ca