A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
Montford Park Players, 2021
Original Music by Aaron Ybarra
Director: Hannah Williams
Stage Manager: Tegan Anders
Assitant Director/Fight Choreographer: Noah Summers
Lighting Designer: Jason Williams
Additional Design: Hannah Williams, Noah Summers, Tegan Anders
Production Photos: Hannah Williams
Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen. In the end, Puck reverses the magic, and the two couples reconcile and marry.
- Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
From Hannah: It was beyond joyful to return to work with Montford Park Players, one of the longest running outdoor Shakespearian theaters, to direct this production. My original concept for the show developed from the idea: How could we communicate emotions if we were unable to touch each other? The result was a celebration of colorful powder, glittering curtains, original and well-known favorite tunes, and a good amount of exaggerated movement. Everything about this process was a celebration. I asked the actors and designers what they wanted to see on stage, and then I made it happen. With a show as well-known and interpreted as Midsummer, it was the perfect opportunity for me not only to add something new to the story, but to justify each actor's joy into the final production.
Noah Summers (Puck), Sydney Lyles (Lysander). A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Puck blows the flower's powder onto Lysander. Hannah Williams, 2021.
Jon Robinson (Theseus), Tasha Davis (Hippolyta), Kai Strange (Snug). A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Theseus and Hippolyta watch The Mechanicals perform. Hannah Williams, 2021.
Jon Robinson (Oberon) and Noah Summers (Puck). A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Oberon tells Puck his plan. Hannah Williams, 2021.
Helen Miller (Hermia) and Sydney Lyles (Lysander). A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Lysander and Hermit share a moment alone. Hannah Williams, 2021.
Kai Strange (Snug), Jayden Parton (Bottom), Jonah Creech (Quince), Aaron Ybarra (Flute), Don McManus
The Mechanicals prepare to perform. Hannah Williams, 2021.
Helen Miller (Hermia), Bradley Langan (Demetrius), Sydney Lyles (Lysander). A Midsummer Night's Drea
Hermia drags Lysander away from Demetrius to take care of him herself. Hannah Williams, 2021.
Jon Robinson (Oberon), Noah Summers (Puck), Bradley Langan (Demetrius). A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Puck, having confused who is really supposed to be fighting whom, celebrates his perceived victory. Hannah Williams, 2021.