Orphan Girl streams virtual production of Shakespeare classic
Butte’s Orphan Girl Children’s Theatre will present a streamable production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream through May 14th.
The play is a comedy set in Athens and consists of several subplots that revolve around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. One subplot involves a conflict between four Athenian lovers. Another follows a group of six amateur actors rehearsing the play which they are to perform before the wedding. Both groups find themselves in a forest inhabited by fairies who manipulate the humans and are engaged in their own domestic intrigue. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and widely performed plays!
The cast features: Marley Hamblin, Tytan Rosencrans, Michael Peck, Ella Wanamaker, Danielle Clark, Fred Crase, Megan Babin, David Coleman II, Nimalka De Alwis, Taryn Quayle, A’Lora Giono, Sullivan Panisko, Keri J Gukeisen, Genevieve Crossman, Drew Carr, Presli Smith-Anderson, Grace Speece, Draconis Meixner, Noopur Jain, Sedona Fields-Haley and Heather Raymond. Directed by Elizabeth Crase with choreography by Taryn Quayle and photography by Nick Hawthorne.
Presented streams via Vimeo as a theatrical film, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be accessible through May 14th at midnight. Rentals are $15 and last 24 hours. Downloads of the film are $30. Visit www.orphangirl.org to purchase and to learn more. •