David Bertoldi plays Oberon in Shakespeare & Company's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Jonathan Croy and Douglas Seldin.
David Bertoldi plays Oberon in Shakespeare & Company's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Jonathan Croy and Douglas Seldin.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream begins performances tonight at Shakespeare & Company.

Directed by Jonathan Croy and Douglas Seldin, A Midsummer Night's Dream is described as follows: "Lysander and Hermia love one another. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. Egeus, Hermia's father, wants Hermia to marry Demetrius, and enlists the aid of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to enforce his wishes upon his daughter. Hermia and Lysander flee into the forest, pursued by Demetrius and Helena, where they all become entangled in the antics of the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania. Meanwhile, a group of working-men preparing a play for the Duke's wedding finds themselves caught up in the magic and mischief of the fairy world. The Fairy Kingdom is at odds, spells are cast and the devilish sprite Puck weaves his mischief amongst the mortals."

The cast features David Bertoldi (Oberon), Caroline Calkins (Hermia), Tim Dowd (Bottom), Lori Evans (Egeus), Rory Hammond (Quince, Cobweb), Luke Haskell (Lysander), Kate Kenney (Titania), Mairead Kohler (Snout), Caitlin Kraft (Hippolyta, Snug), Madeleine Rose Maggio (Helena, Mustardseed), Devante Owens (Theseus), Thomas Randle (Puck), Thomas Reynolds (Demetrius), Leon Schwendener (Flute), and Dara Silverman (Philostrate, Starveling).

The production team includes costume design by Govane Lohbauer, vocal coaching by Gwendolyn Schwinke and Ariel Bock, and stage management by Cindy Wade.

Performances continue through August 19.

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