"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

April 29, 2012

Pictured left are: Seffa Klein as Pease-Blossom, Habiba Warren-Olson as Titania, Mykale Bankhead as Cobweb, and Sam Miles as Mustard-Seed.

Performances of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream were a huge hit with audiences this weekend in Brady Hall. Under the direction of Bridget Broomfield the students have been working on the play for months, and the production showcased a great deal of fine acting and hard work.

This version of the production, set in the mid-60s, included several musical numbers accompanied by VVS music students. With the musicians, the total cast and crew comprised almost 30 percent of the student body. Mykale Bankhead and Jane-Elyse Ryer choreographed the dances, and Seffa Klein and Sam Grandaw designed the costumes.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" has been a favorite at VVS throughout the years. Many alumni fondly remember their performances in this classic under the direction of Maggie Perkins, former drama teacher at VVS.

"A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM" CAST                                                           
Bridget Broomfield, Director
THESEUS - Sonata Brokeviciute
HIPPOLYTA -  Jane-Elise Ryer
PHILOSTRATE -  Hieu Nguyen
EGEUS - Yidi Jia
LYSANDER -  Zach Shedd
HERMIA - Jennifer Isidro
HELENA -  Rebecca Weiss
QUINCE - Diana Enriquez
SNUG -  Joshua Reinstein
BOTTOM - David Harootoonian
FLUTE - Taylor Zhang
SNOUT - Emma Nguyen
OBERON - Jossel Nkunzi
TITANIA - Habiba Warren-Olson
PUCK -  Samuel Grandaw
COBWEB - Mykale Bankhead
MOTH - Avery Gingerich
MUSTARD-SEED -  Samantha Miles
Daren Burns, Music Director
Guitars  - Chris Alagna, Sean Bresnan, Jeremy Broomfield
Piano - Violet Yin
Drums - Matt Shupack
Bass -  Nic Plum, Angel Roe

Choreography - Mykale Bankhead, and Jane Ryer
Stage Managers - Rai Haynes, Lena Saiz
Lights -  Hieu Nguyen
Costumes -  Sam Grandaw, Seffa Klein
Sets - Flower Bliege, Sam G., Rai, Jennie, Sam M.

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