Hartwick Theatre Arts Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

November 11, 2009

Hartwick College's Department of English and Theatre Arts will present William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons from November 12-22 in Slade Theatre, Yager Hall, on the Hartwick College campus.

The play will be staged eight times. November 12-14 & 19-21 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. performances on November 15 and 22. Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for Hartwick College students, faculty, and staff. Reservations, while not required, are strongly suggested. They may be made by calling 607-431-4CAP (4227) or online at

Considered Shakespeare's funniest play, the adventure follows three groups of memorable characters: four young lovers lost in the woods, an amateur theatre troupe with their eyes on stardom, and mischievous fairies who enjoy confounding the hapless mortals.

The cast is composed of Hartwick College students and alumni. The show features Lita Benson '12, Mirra Boehmke '11, Emmanuella Brakye '11, Elizabeth Celata '13, Blair Coppola '11, Michael Easton '12, Adia Ferris '12, Samantha Green '08, Joey Haws '09, Rebecca Hodder '11, Tim Huey '10, Deena Mari, Alan Moss '13, Salina Polanco '13, Mike Seeber '13, Caitlin Strunk '10, Ryan Townsend '13, and Stephen Walling '11.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is directed by Marc Shaw, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, and staged managed by Jessica Schwartz. Ken Golden, Director of Theatre, is the play's scenic designer; Theatre Arts Lecturer Gary Burlew designed the lights and is technical director; Meghan Doherty is costume designer; and Lita Benson designed the props.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum merges traditional liberal arts study, personalized teaching, and experiential learning approaches to emphasize Connecting the Classroom to the World. Add to that a wide range of off-campus internships, collaborative research, study-abroad opportunities, and a unique January Term, and Hartwick prepares students for the world ahead. Strong financial aid and scholarship programs keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030