A Midsummer Night’s Dream May 21-24 at Limelight Theatre

Kyle Thompson as Nick Botton is surrounded by fairies Peaseblossom (Lizzie Plambeck); Flute (Bradley Williams); Snug (Cait Kilhoffer) and Mustardseed (Julia Montufar) in A Midsummer Night's Dream, on stage May 21-24 at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine. Photos by Renee Unsworth

Kyle Thompson as Nick Botton is surrounded by fairies Peaseblossom (Lizzie Plambeck); Flute (Bradley Williams); Snug (Cait Kilhoffer) and Mustardseed (Julia Montufar) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, on stage May 21-24 at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine. Photos by Renee Unsworth

From Limelight Theatre

St. Augustine, FL — KidzfACTory students in third through twelfth grade will stage Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Limelight Theatre.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 21-22; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24 in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre, a black box space that seats 75.

The cast includes Bryce Abell as Theseus/Oberon; Desiree Bracewell as Philostrate/Moth; Karilyn Jakobs as Egeus; Zachary Davis as Puck; Ethan Venzon as Lysander; Matthew Miller as Demetrius; Kyle Thompson as Bottom; Sage Harris as Quince; Lizzie Plambeck as Peaseblossom; Bradley Williams as Flute; Cait Kilhoffer as Snug; Julia Montufar as Mustardseed; Jack Liveringhouse as Starveling/Indian Boy; Ian Sisto as Snout; Lily Sara as Cobweb; Graciella Fernandez as Hippolyta; Raquel Martin as Titania; Emily Cook as Hermia; and Abby Haynes as Helena.

The show is directed by Maria Helfrich, with Beza Sileshi as Assistant Director; Micah Laird as Stage Manager; Conor Dunwoodie as Assistant Stage Manager; Alison Zador as Costume Designer; set design by Will Yanni; master carpenter Joshua Schery; and light technician Miles Mosher.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular love-entwined comedies. Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander. Bad news is, Hermia’s father wants Demetrius for a son-in-law.

On the outside is Helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured Helena).

In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) are having a spat over a servant boy. The plot twists when Oberon’s head mischief-maker, Puck, runs loose with a flower which causes people to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking. Throw in a group of laborers preparing a play for the Duke’s wedding (one of whom is given a donkey’s head and Titania for a lover by Puck) and the complications become fantastically funny!

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the box office by calling 904-825-1164 or online at limelight-theatre.org. Limelight Theatre is at 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Free parking is available street-side and in the theatre’s parking lot.

The cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream, on stage May 21-24 at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine.

The cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, on stage May 21-24 at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine.

CAST LIST

Theseus/Oberon ….. Bryce Abell

Philostrate/Moth ….. Desiree Bracewell

Egeus ….. Karilyn Jakobs

Puck ….. Zachary Davis

Lysander ….. Ethan Venzon

Demetrius ….. Matthew Miller

Bottom ….. Kyle Thompson

Quince ….. Sage Harris

Peaseblossom ….. Lizzie Plambeck

Flute ….. Bradley Williams

Snug ….. Cait Kilhoffer

Mustardseed ….. Julia Montufar

Starveling/Indian Boy ….. Jack Liveringhouse

Snout ….. Ian Sisto

Cobweb ….. Lily Sara

Hippolyta ….. Graciella Fernandez

Titania ….. Raquel Martin

Hermia ….. Emily Cook

Helena ….. Abby Haynes

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