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NSU Theatre and Dance to present A Midsummer Night's Dream Wednesday through Sunday
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Cory Germany of Covington (Egeus), left, and Myesha McGarner of Baton Rouge (Hippolyta)  are part of the cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that will be presented at Northwestern State University Nov. 7 – 11 in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium.
Cory Germany of Covington (Egeus), left, and Myesha McGarner of Baton Rouge (Hippolyta) are part of the cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that will be presented at Northwestern State University Nov. 7 – 11 in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium.
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Northwestern State University Theatre and Dance will perform Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Nov. 7-11 in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7-10 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 11.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children and senior citizens. Northwestern State, BPCC@NSU and Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts students are admitted free with a current student I.D. Tickets can be purchased online at theatre.nsula.edu. For more information, call (318) 357-4483.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set in 19th century colonial India and is the delicate balance between the struggle for survival and the longing for escape. The play chronicles the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors including their interactions with a duke, a duchess and mythical creatures. Andrew Lewis is the director.

“The setting of the play gives it an interesting twist,” said Lewis. “As I was reading over the play, I noticed the king and queen of the fairies were fighting over a boy who was from India. That gave me the idea for the setting. The play is all about love in every form, including not being loved or having the love of the person you love.”

Members of the cast are Will Sawyer of Fulshear, Texas, as Puck, Kwame Lilly of Forney, Texas, as Oberon, Nina Breeland of Ruston as Titania, Tim Sandifer of Baton Rouge as Lysander, Zach Judge of Lafayette as Demetrius, Victoria Olivier of Lafayette as Hermia, Sarah Roberts of Harrison, Tenn., as Helena, Drew Cothern of Baton Rouge as Egeus and Cory Germany of Covington as Thesus.

The cast also includes Myesha McGarner of Baton Rouge as Hippolyta, Timothy Callais of Baton Rouge as Nick Bottom, Sarah Folkins of Slidell as Peter Quince, Sharla Mills of Forney, Texas, as Robin Starveling, Amber English Sandifer of Baton Rouge as Tom Snout, Matt Richardson of Mena, Ark., as Snug, Hector Pena Jr. of Gretna as Philostrate, Jebha Babu of Stafford, Texas, as a changeling child, Shalem Johnson of Marshall, Texas, Lauren Bovia of Maurepas, Claire Cook of Shreveport, Marlee Roberts of Natchitoches, Clinisha Chandler of Gonzales and Catherine Mahan of New Orleans as Fairies.

“The play is both magical and funny,” said Lewis. “We have created our own version with some outstanding costumes. It should be a wonderful experience for the audience.”

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