Short Shakespeare!

A Midsummer Night's Dream

February 22

March 22, 2014

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by David H. Bell
Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m.


The Play

A magical forest filled with a host of some of Shakespeare’s most comedic characters make A Midsummer Night’s Dream one of his most popular plays. CST’s 75-minute abridged Short Shakespeare! production serves as an ideal introduction to the Bard—for audiences of all ages. When lovers cross with mischievous sprites in an enchanted forest, a series of mishaps occur and nothing is what it seems. Add to the mix a bevy of fumbling actors and chaos breaks loose until dawn breaks and all is once again right with the world. After the performance, the actors remain on stage for a brief question-and-answer session. Then join the audience in the Lobby for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities.

A CST Family production most enjoyed by ages 10 and up.



Gallery: Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Audio: Talk Back with Actress Cristina Panfilio

Audio: Talk Back with Actor Nate Burger


More to Explore

The Story

Read a short summary of this 75-minute trip into a magical forest filled with a host of some of Shakespeare’s most comedic characters.
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We Asked the Cast, Have You Ever...

Have the actors in A Midsummer Night's Dream acted foolishly in the name of love? See their responses.
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Access Shakespeare

CST strives to make its facility and performances accessible to all patrons. Our staff is ready to help in any way possible.
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The Players

Creative Team

David H. Bell Director

Scott Davis Scenic Designer

Melissa Torchia Costume Designer

Lee Fiskness Lighting Designer

Ethan Deppe Composer and Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up designer


Nate Burger Lysander

Justin Cornwell Starveling/Fairy

Tiffany Yvonne Cox Hermia

Wesley Daniel Flute/Fairy

Max Fabian Snout/Fairy

Michael Finley Snug/Fairy

Don Forston Egeus/Quince

Ryan Hallahan Demetrius

Steven Lee Johnson Puck/Philostrate

Cristina Panfilio Helena

Eric Parks Oberon/Theseus

Lanise Antoine Shelley Hippolyta/Titania

Alex Weisman  Bottom

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