"The actors are at hand and by their show you shall know all that you are like to know"
A Midsummer Night's Dream V.1
As we are one week away from launching into the first day of rehearsal for the first production of A Stripped-Down Midsummer Night's Dream, here are the names of the artists who are involved:
Julia Arkos will be making her first appearance with SIR as "Hippolyta", "Hermia" & "Titania"
Dorothy Carroll will also make her SIR debut as "Egeus", "Helena" & "Quince"
Gordon Tanner, in his first SIR role(s) since becoming an Ensemble Member will portray "Theseus", "Lysander" & "Oberon"
Glen Thompson (of Henry V, Merry Wives of Windsor & Stripped-Down R&J fame) will round things out as "Demetrius", "Bottom" & "Puck"
All other roles will either be played by audience members, or by figments of their imaginations!
Of course, the play is being adapted & directed by our own Debbie Patterson, and our good friend Matthew Lagacé (whom many of you met this past spring as our box office manager, and who provided Stage Management Assistance on Merry Wives of Windsor) will be travelling as Stage Manager for the tour.
The legendary Grant Guy will provide costume design, and – fresh from assisting on Henry V - Steve Vande Vyvere will hold sole responsibility for the position of Production Manager.
And, I hope, here is a play fitted!