Cazenovia College’s spring production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be directed by Mickennon Wilson, who uses the original dialogue, yet sets the play in the 1920s. Members of the cast include Cazenovia College students and a faculty member along with individuals from the local community.
The classic comedy portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta. The plot includes the adventures of four young Athenian lovers including Hermia, Lysander, Helena and Demetrius. These four lovers find themselves adventuring through the woods and crossing paths in love’s mischief with the help of Puck, a trickster fairy.
Puck (Robin Goodfellow) is charged by Oberon, the fairy king, to find a creature for the fairy queen Titania, with whom she will fall in love after Oberon gives her a potion. Puck finds his muse in a band of actors who are in the woods rehearsing a play in hopes to perform for Theseus’ wedding day. All are transformed in one way or another.
Performances will be held in the Catherine Cummings Theatre on the Cazenovia College campus located at 16 Lincklaen St. during two consecutive weekends. Shows will be at 8 p.m. Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2; as well as at 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9.
Ticket prices are $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under, and $3 for Caz College students. Tickets are available at Cazenovia Jewelry, or call 315-655-STAR for reservations. Visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/events/1869540649996972.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.