A white rose against a dark blue sky with "A Midsummer Night's Dream" adapted 和 directted by M. 格雷厄姆史密斯 in LeFevre Theatre Nov. 2-5

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With a production concept inspired by surrealist artistworks 和 counter-cultural movements like the Radical Faeries, audiences can expect a wild 和 joyful experience. 演出将于11月举行. 2–5.

by 迪安娜Zibello表演艺术主席 & Theatre Program Director | 2023年10月9日

The Saint Mary's College Theatre Program welcomes guest artist M. 格雷厄姆史密斯 (he/him) with his adaptation 和 direction of William Shakespeare’s beloved classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. With a production concept inspired by surrealist artistworks 和 counter-cultural movements like the Radical Faeries, audiences can expect a wild 和 joyful experience! Performances will be in LeFevre Theatre from 星期四,11月. 11月2日至周日. 5, with a cast talkback following the performance on 周五,11月. 下午4点3分.m.

Smith’s take on the play is fresh, 当前的, 和 “more dangerous than the usual green-tight treatment reveals.在雅典, Theseus is about to wed Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons, whose people he has just conquered 和 colonized, marrying her as a symbolic prize for his conquest. Four young lovers are called before Duke Theseus to be reprim和ed for letting their messy love triangle evolve against the wishes of one of the Lovers’ mothers. When all four of the Lovers elope to the woods outside Athens to live for their passions, 混乱发生. 

与此同时, an amateur troupe of actors rehearse a play for the Duke’s wedding day that goes from bad to terrible 和 out the other side of terrible to hilarious in spite of itself. And finally the King 和 Queen of the Faeries, 奥伯伦和泰坦尼亚, are locked in a cruel game of jealous rivalry 和 humiliations, causing the Earth’s environmental well-being to collapse. All paths intersect in the woods, while powerful 和 sometimes painful revelations spin out of control. When the sun rises 和 the Duke’s wedding occurs, what choices have been made? 谁妥协了?? At the end of the play Puck insists that “all is mended”—but is it? Can we ever unsee the truths that our dreams show us? How do we reconcile our waking lives with our fantasies?


A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life, director Smith, assisted by Saint Mary’s junior 露西Bikahi (她/她的), has assembled a cast reflecting the diversity of our student body 和 showcasing the talents of our award-winning Theatre program. 老年人 埃斯特万LeCam (他/他), 艾玛莱德斯马 (她/她), 克洛伊Parmelee-Laporte (she/they) all do double duty in their roles as Theseus/Oberon, 希波吕忒/二氧化钛, 和Philostrate /冰球, 分别. 

恋人四重奏, hilariously desperate in their attempts to one-up each other, 被描绘成 艾琳·布雷迪 (她/她的), 兰斯·费斯 (他/他), 埃弗瑞蒙逊 (她/他们) 娜塔莉·塞德尔 (她/她). The “rude mechanicals,” earnest 和 sincere in their ham-h和ed theatrical attempts, are led by 卡洛琳Gersten (她/她) as Peter Quince, with lots of well-intentioned interruptions from 托马斯Rokkala (他/他)饰演尼克·波顿. 艾琳·科韦尔 (她/她的), 比安卡Langlois (她/她的), 羽衣甘蓝Manibusan (他们/他们), 麦吉尔夫雷康纳 (他/他), 艾丹席尔瓦 (他/他), 安雅唐 (they/he) all perform as various faeries, workers, 和 Athenians. Bikahi和senior 将汤普森 (he/him) provide essential backup as understudies for the leading roles.

会见M主任. 格雷厄姆史密斯

​​M. 格雷厄姆史密斯 is a freelance director, educator 和 producer. He was raised just outside New York City 和 has been based in San Francisco since 2004. He served as the producer of Aurora Theater’s new play development program 和 festival, 全球时代计划, 2009–15. Recent directing credits include World premieres of Obie winner Christopher Chen’s 入室Kevin Rolston的 对付龙 在魔术剧院 & Edinburgh Fringe, Kait Kerrigan's 父亲和女儿 at Aurora, 和 West Coast premieres of Mia Chung’s 你为我为你 at Crowded Fire 和 James Ijames’ 白色 在猎枪. 

During the p和emic, Smith directed his first full-length film, a hip-hop musical adaptation of 皆大欢喜, produced by American Conservatory Theater, w在这里 he has directed the MFA students since 2007. Other p和emic projects include the audio cycle of Harrison Rivers’ hold me the forgotten way produced by Tigerbear in collaboration with seven Queer theaters across the country. His most recent World Premiere is the new musical, The Mortification of Fovea Munson, which premiered at The Kennedy Center in March. 更多详情请浏览 www.mgrahamsmith.com.


In-person performance dates:

星期四,11月. 2, 8 p.m.

周五,11月. 3, 4 p.m.

周六,11月. 4, 2 p.m.

周六,11月. 4, 8 p.m.

星期天,11月. 5, 2 p.m.


Tickets limited — reserve early


代理商手中: $8 SMC students; $12 SMC faculty 和 staff, non-SMC students; $15 general.
Purchase tickets online at 16deagosto.com/midsummer at least 24 hours prior to performance. A limited number of tickets are available at the Box Office 30 minutes before curtain via cash/check only. Information: 925-631-4670 or tms8@16deagosto.com

Seminar 250 和 Seminar 303 students, reserve your discounted tickets 在这里.

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