Literature in Action
A Midsummer Night's Dream
AUDITIONS!!! ARTS's Literature in Action program for students 13-18 years - William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Eric Stein, will be holding auditions on February 24 and 25, from 7:00pm-9:30pm at ARTS Performance Academy located inside the Simi Valley Town Center mall, west of center court, one door east of Things Remembered. All roles are open for this workshop production which will perform at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center on April 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6, 7 at 7:00pm. For more information, call 805-579-3611.
- Puck - Also known as Robin Goodfellow, Puck is Oberon’s jester, a mischievous fairy who delights in playing pranks on mortals.
- Oberon - The king of the fairies, Oberon is initially at odds with his wife,Titania, because she refuses to relinquish control of a young Indian prince whom he wants for a knight.
- Titania - The beautiful queen of the fairies, Titania resists the attempts of her husband, Oberon, to make a knight of the young Indian prince that she has been given.
- Lysander - A young man of Athens, in love with Hermia.
- Demetrius - A young man of Athens, initially in love with Hermia and ultimately in love with Helena.
- Hermia - Egeus’s daughter, a young woman of Athens.
- Helena - A young woman of Athens, in love with Demetrius.
- Egeus - Hermia’s father, who brings a complaint against his daughter to
- Theseus: Egeus has given Demetrius permission to marry Hermia, but Hermia, in love with Lysander, refuses to marry Demetrius.
- Theseus - The heroic duke of Athens, engaged to Hippolyta.
- Hippolyta - The legendary queen of the Amazons, engaged to Theseus.
- Nick Bottom - The overconfident weaver chosen to play Pyramus in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration.
- Peter Quince - A carpenter and the nominal leader of the craftsmen’s attempt to put on a play for Theseus’s marriage celebration.
- Francis Flute - The bellows-mender chosen to play Thisbe in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration.
- Robin Starveling - The tailor chosen to play Thisbe’s mother in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration.
- Tom Snout - The tinker chosen to play Pyramus’s father in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration.
- Snug - The joiner chosen to play the lion in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration.
- Philostrate - Theseus’s Master of the Revels, responsible for organizing the entertainment for the duke’s marriage celebration.
- Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Mote, and Mustardseed - The fairies ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him.