LawnChair Theatre

Contemporary Shakespeare in Westchester's parks.

A Midsummer Night's Dream- July, 2017

Ay me! For aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth.

-Act I, Scene 1.

Shakespeare's comedy gets its second LawnChair Theatre staging.  

Lovers, fairies, and an amateur troupe of performers cross paths on a midsummer night in the woods outside of Athens,  where mischievous spirits, mistaken identities, and magic potions make for mystery and merriment.

Our play is set in modern day Athens, where face-to-face connection has been replaced by screen-to-screen communication. Lovers, politicians, and workman  -  all are so busy perfecting their profiles that they fail to see the mystical world unfolding before them.

In desperate need of a vacation from the virtual, LawnChair Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will ask the question “Can you hear me now? I’m standing right in front of you.”

This summer, LawnChair veteran Mat Young directs.  

Here's our cast!  "Here, I hope, is a play fitted."

The Court
Theseus - Jonathan Hall
Hippolyta - Nova Hall
Egeus - Elizabeth Mialaret

The Lovers
Lysander - Stephen Emerick
Hermia - Hilary Webster
Demetrius - Matthew Casey
Helena - Rachel Schulte

The Mechanicals
Peter Quince - Amy Simmons
Bottom - Peter Green
Flute - Larry Reina
Snug - Alison Soderquist
Snout - Quint Spitzer
Starveling - Charles Scattamacchia

The Fairies
Oberon - Geoffrey Gilbert
Titania - Brook Butterworth
Puck - Julie Thaxter Gourlay
Moth - Emily Murray
Cobweb - Jillian Ferretti
Mustardseed - Tom Spitzer
Peaseblossom - Zoe Patterson
Nurse - Alicia Mahmoudov
Patchouli - Cynthia Lambertson
Bruce - Kyle Thomas
Diesel - Rebecca Johnson