Vincennes University Theatre Program to present "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Vincennes University Theatre Program to present "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019 / Vincennes University Theatre Program to present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Theatre Program is present four performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, 20 W. Red Skelton Blvd. Show dates and times are Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. eastern and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are on sale and cost $12 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for non-VU students. VU employees and staff will be admitted free with their University ID. Tickets may also be purchased online at, by phone at 812-888-4039, or in person at the Red Skelton Box Office. Box Office Hours are posted on the website.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” features a cast and crew of students and community members. VU students include; Jaime Boyles-Taraschke as Oberon, Overton Dudley as Puck, Bladen Allbright as Lysander, Cruse Bridgewater as Demetrius, Sarah Bingham as Hermia, Emily Jumper as Helena, Elizabeth Krusenklaus as Fairy/ Peaseblossom, Kendra Sheperd as Fairy 1/ Cobweb, Jessica Mansfield as Fairy 2/ Moth, Jordyn Wesner as Mustardseed, Myles Dixon as Theseus, Kristen Heshelman as Hippolyta, Sutton Cuevas as Egeus, Alyssa Crowley as Philostrate, Miles Anthony Lewis as Starveling/ Moonshine, and Peter Hesselgrave as Flute/ Thisbe. Community Members include Kyle Gregory as Bottom/ Pyramus, Megan Gregory as Snout/ Wall, Nora Grabbe as Titania, Jaclyn Zimmerman as Quince and Mark Kratzner as Snug/ Lion.


“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” written by William Shakespeare at the end of the 16th century, features a group of young, star-crossed lovers who run away to the woods, and a band of mischievous fairies who cause havoc for the humans. A group of actors, known as The Mechanicals, relieve the tension with their hilariously poor attempt at a play. This lighthearted comedy will be performed in the setting of a grand circus, with the fairies as carnival folk. The circus theme will begin in the lobby before the show even begins, with decorations, a photo-op, circus peanuts and face painting!”

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