WCHS to present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Anne Blankenship
Webster City High School will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.. Above, the cast and crew pause for a picture before dress rehearsal.

Webster City High School will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” adapted by Claudia Haas based on the play by William Shakespeare. Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in Prem Sahai Auditorium.

A cleverly compressed version of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, this adaptation preserves the original poetry while simplifying the language and adding practical stage directions. The story is framed by the Dreamer, a modern student frustrated in her attempts to memorize and make sense of a Midsummer monologue. As she begins to nod off, the Dreamer is visited by Puck, an impish fairy who sweeps the sleeping girl into the play itself — a world of mischief, magic, and love.

The cast includes:  The Dreamer — MaggieJo Atchison; Puck–Charlotte Judkins; Moth — Mrs. Heather Noethe; MustardSeed — Emma Ouverson; Cobweb — Meywelyn Enriques; PeaseBlossom — Molly Kenville; Theseus — keVon Edwards; Hippolyta — Isabelle Hooker; Egeus — Tucker Judkins; Hermia — Gianna Borer; Lysander — Noah Griswold; Demetrius — Kyle Chieng; Helena — Kam Neddermeyer; Quince — Joey Ott; Nick Bottom — Derek Krieger; Frances Flute — Emma Stroner; Robin Starveling — Codey Berg; Tammie Snout–Anna Atchison; Snug the Joiner — Mackenzie Burney; Oberon The fairy King — Daniel Blankenship and Titania The Fairy Queen –Rachel Derrig.

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