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A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2011



Quick Info


Run Time: approximately 2 hours, including intermission.


Dates: July 24th, July 31st, and August 13th

Location: Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Price: FREE FOR ALL, Or Pay What You Will

Unrequited love and mischievous fairies collide on a starry night in one of William Shakespeare's most-loved comedies, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the inaugural season of Shakespeare in Prescott Park in summer 2011. 


This magical piece, performed against the stunning backdrop of the Piscataqua River, was staged outdoors on Prescott Park Arts Festival’s stage (the set of Wizard of Oz) and had three days of gorgeous weather.



Stories & Reviews


The Bard on the Seacoast  Eagle Tribune feature


Everybody loves William  The WiRE feature


Free Shakespeare at Prescott Park this summer  Foster's Daily Democrat


"If Prescott Park Arts Festival's first 'Shakespeare in the Park' is indication of what's to come from an annual — one can only say, it's about time."  Portsmouth Herald, Spotlight Magazine review


"You don't want this one to get away. It's delightful whether you're a bard fan or fledgling — young or old."

Portsmouth Herald, Spotlight Magazine review


"...a wonderful, energetic cast, with more than a few standouts."  Portsmouth Herald, Spotlight Magazine review


"And so it goes with the entire, superb crew that makes "Midsummer" a wonderful launch to what it is hoped will become an annual event."  Portsmouth Herald, Spotlight Magazine review


Mustardseed- Chelsea Allard

Puck- Camden Brown

Snug- Alden Caple

Cobweb- Sarah Duclos

Peaseblossom- Allison Duke

Bottom- Andy Fling

Flute- Robin Fowler

Quince- Nickie Fuller Farr

Hermia- Chelsea Hermann

Oberon, Theseus- CJ Lewis

Snout- Kyle Milner

Titania, Hippolyta- Megan Quinn

Helena- Becky Rudolf

Demetrius- Chris Savage

Lysander- Matthew Schofield

Moth- Jessica Soucy


Directed by Christine Penney

Costumes by Joi Smith & Christine Penney

Masks by Trevor Bartlett 

Choreography by Sarah Duclos

Dancers from Neoteric Dance Collaborative

Original music by Jonny Peiffer

Music performed by Jonny Peiffer and Matt Langley


Cast & Crew






Photos by David J. Murray, Clear Eye Photo

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