A Midsummer Night's Dream

November 12 - 24, 2019

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Edward Sobel

Beware the forest outside Athens, where mischief reigns and faeries tease and torment. Shakespeare’s comedy of passion and power throws two mismatched couples into the fray of a lovers’ quarrel between the faerie king and queen — and soon they’re all entangled in enchantments.  Add to the mix the devious Puck and a hapless troupe of amateur actors, and mayhem abounds. This magical tale, boldly reimagined for our time, reveals the dangers of unbridled desire and the healing potential of the imagination.

Please note: Subject matter may not be suitable for all audiences. If you have any questions about content, stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog), or other subjects that might have a bearing on the comfort of your group, we encourage you to speak to us directly! Reach out via email eciccaro@villanova.edu or phone at (610) 519-7474.


Tuesday, Nov. 12 8pm (Preview)

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 8pm (Opening Night)

Thursday, Nov. 14, 8pm

Friday, Nov. 15, 8pm

Saturday, Nov. 16, 8pm (Brian Morgan Benefit Night)

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2pm


Tuesday, Nov. 19, 8pm

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 8pm (Wine Down Wednesday)

Thursday, Nov. 21, 8pm (Speaker's Night)

Friday, Nov. 22, 8pm

Saturday, Nov. 23, 8pm

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2pm (Closing)

Production Staff

Set Designer - Stefanie Hansen

Costume Designer - Asaki Kumura

Light Designer - Jerold Forsyth

Sound Designer - John Stovicek

Props Master - Sharri Jerue

Dramaturg - Travis Milliman

Stage Management Consultant - Andrea Rumble-Moore

Stage Manager - Zach Apony


Hermia - Angela Longo

Helena - Meghan Dietzler

Demetrius - Cristy Chory

Lysander - Sarah Stryker

Titania - Effie Kammer

Oberon - Jay V. Kimberley

Hippolyta - Melissa Sturges

Theseus - Gabe Henninger

Bottom - Amy Abrigo

Puck - Sharese Salters

Egeus - Kale Thompson

Philostrate - Sharese Salters

Peter Quince - Manda Jacobi

Snout/Wall - Anna Sorrentino

Flute/Thisbe - Lora Margerum

Starveling/Moonshine - Annalise Settefrati

Snug/Lion - Hannah Deprey-Severance

Dramaturgical Resources

Dramaturgy Website: https://novamidsummer2019.weebly.com/

Midsummer Education Guide