BGSU Department of Theatre and Film presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’


Bowling Green State University’s Department of Theatre and Film will present William Shakespeare’s
classic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe
Center for the Arts for one weekend only, May 2-5.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” follows Hermia as she escapes into the mysterious forest with her lover,
pursued by an unwanted suitor and his admirer, when her father demands she marry the man of his
choosing. When the four young lovers find themselves bewitched by warring fairies, the world turns
upside down in a frantic game of “who loves whom” cat-and-mouse.
Meanwhile, a group of tradespeople are stymied in their plans to produce a play of their own when fairy
magic gives their leading player the head of a donkey.
Featuring some of Shakespeare’s most delightful characters – trickster fairy Puck and beloved buffoon
Bottom – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” challenges notions of power, patriarchy and the unknown with equal
doses of magic and mayhem.
BGSU Assistant Professor Heidi L. Nees directs the production, assisted by undergraduate student Libby
Zamiska. BGSU Associate Professor of English Stephannie Gearhart serves as dramaturg.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” features scenic design and properties by Kelly Mangan, lighting design by
Marcus Sherrell, costume design by Margaret McCubbin and make-up design by Sacarra Bridgeforth and
Tiffany Voland. Original music and music direction are provided by Jarod Dorotiak.
The cast includes more than 20 BGSU students from theatre, film and other majors. The production is stage
managed by undergraduate student Nora Long.
Performances are at 8 p.m. May 2-4 and 2 p.m. May 4 and 5 in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell
Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 for students, $10 for
seniors and $15 for adults. All tickets are $20 if purchased on the day of performance. Advance
discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased through the BGSU Arts
Box Office in the Wolfe Center for the Arts, online at, or by calling 419-372-8171.
Guests with disabilities, should indicate if they need special services, assistance or appropriate
modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services at [email protected]
or Theatre and Film at 419-372-8495 prior to the event.

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