A Midsummer Night’s Dream Leaves Audience Spellbound

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Leaves Audience Spellbound

Some of the cast poses for a picture after the show.

Some of the cast poses for a picture after the show.

Jessica Yu

Some of the cast poses for a picture after the show.

Jessica Yu

Jessica Yu

Some of the cast poses for a picture after the show.

Morgan Minkler, Junior Student Life Editor

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Dublin High students put on an impressive performance of Shakespeare’s original comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production follows four interconnecting plots, which center around the difficulty of love, magic, and as the title suggests, dreams. As the story progresses, the audience watches as the character’s feelings for one another alter, heavily influenced by outside forces. Despite the difficult language of the text, the cast excels in portraying this comedy in a way which resonates with modern audiences. Unsurprisingly, the fall production was acclaimed as a considerable success. Sophomore Kaushikee Nayudu remarked that “the play was a wonderful production that clearly reflected all the hard work the actors and crew put into it.” Others, such as former drama student, Talia Noique echo this statement, claiming “I really liked the set. I feel like the multi-leveled stage really added to the dynamic of the show, and it allowed the different stories to flow together pretty seamlessly.”

 

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The sprites led by Oberon (portrayed by Liron Day) wreak havoc as the fairies surrounding them lie in a dream-like state.

 

 

 

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Helena and Hermia disagree over Lysander and Demetrius, as the two fight for Helena’s affection.

 

Cast members Noah Bradley (Demetrius), Nicki Butler (Helena), Simonne Campos (Hermia), and Connor Diaz (Lysander), who have starred in several past DHS productions, once again delivered entertaining and memorable performances. DHS newcomer, Sophia Choe, was the biggest surprise performance, embodying her role as Puck. Her talent and energy brought the story to life, captivating the audience’s attention and earning their admiration. Overall, the fall production’s success can be largely attributed to the dedication of the actors.

 

Junior Priyanka Kedia, junior Stacey Won, senior Simonne Campos, senior Nicki Butler, and senior Noah Bradley pose in front of the Midsummer’s Night Dream poster.

 

“[The cast] are the ones that create the moments between the characters” revealed Audrey Kang, who played one of the fairies. Kang further stated, “Ms. DeLapp gives us a lot of creative freedom. I really enjoyed fulfilling her vision.”

 

Jessica Yu
Audrey Kang and her friend Ingrid Chang.

Ms. DeLapp’s involvement, as well as the production staff and crews support, made A Midsummer Night’s Dream possible. Their hard work and the commitment of the cast, made for an outstanding performance, thoroughly enjoyed by all the students that attended its opening weekend.

 

Jessica Yu
Some of the cast poses for a picture after the show.