By Max Belz
A crowd of over 250 people turned out for the Providence Drama Association’s inaugural full-length play in the past two weekends. The play was A Midsummer Night’s cheap nfl jerseys Dream and it followed two semesters of smaller productions of one act plays and musical theater numbers.
Outside of minimal staff advising, Providence students organized A Midsummer cheap mlb jerseys Night’s Dream. Sophomore Sarah Fleeman was the costume supervisor, while sophomore Henry Delaplane directed the play. Other students sewed costumes, sold tickets, publicized, and acted in the play.
“I was really proud to see it all come together—from costuming, to the acting, to the cheap nba jerseys makeup. It was a real joint effort,” said Delaplane.
Many in attendance at Friday’s performance were members of the immediate community: students from Judson School and Excelsior School, people from the US Center for online World Missions, and other neighborhood people plus friends of the college.
A Midsummer is one of Shakespeare’s oldest plays–written between 1594 and 1596—and has Legacy been widely performed by actors of all ages. The play has been cheap nba jerseys adapted to film multiple times and been the inspiration for music works and art. Felix Mendelssohn wrote his famous A Fall Midsummer Night’s Dream overture at the age of 17 after reading the play.
The story revolves around three Bound! groups of characters: the Athenians, an amateur acting troupe, and the creatures of the forest. When Hermia is prohibited by her father from marrying Demetrius, she runs away to the forest only to be followed there by the other Athenians. Oberon and his sidekick Puck further complicate the Athenians’ romantic intrigues through their mischief. All the while, cheap jerseys a band of amateur actors At rehearse and then perform their hilariously bad play for the Duke of Athens, Theseus and his bride-to-be.