A Midsummer Night's Dream

February 7

April 8, 2012

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Gary Griffin

Highly Recommended! Inspired ‘Midsummer’ twist would make The Bard cheer

Chicago Sun-Times


The Play

Shakespeare's love potion-fueled comedy bursts to uproarious life in CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin's must-see, all-new production. A company of the finest (and funniest!) actors from Chicago and beyond come together in the Bard's tale of feuding fairies, misguided passions and the vagaries of our dreams in the uniquely personal setting of CST's Courtyard Theater. Rediscover the magic that's enchanted audiences for over 400 years.



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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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The Players

Creative Team

Gary Griffin Director/CST Associate Artistic Director

Daniel Ostling Scenic Designer

Mara Blumenfeld Costume Designer

Philip Rosenberg Lighting Designer

Mike Tutaj Projection Designer

Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen Composers and Sound Designers

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Designer

David Woolley Fight Director

Matt Raftery Choreographer

Kevin Gudahl Verse Coach


Matthew Abraham Changeling Boy

Tracy Michelle Arnold Hippolyta/Titania

Kurt Ehrmann Egeus

Tim Gittings Theseus Attendant

Laura Huizenga Helena

Chase Jones Changeling Boy

Timothy Edward Kane Theseus/Oberon

Tim Kazurinsky Peter Quince

Elizabeth Ledo Puck

Michael Aaron Lindner Snout

Richard Manera Snug

Christina Nieves Hermia

Ron Orbach Nick Bottom

Sean Parris Philostrate

Levenix Riddle Flute

Matt Schwader Demetrius

Rod Thomas Starveling

Andy Truschinski Lysander

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