The Upstart Crows of Santa Fe present a selection of scenes from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Fourteen new and veteran Crows ages 11 to 17 have been in workshop with the play. The Dream is Shakespeare’s most popular play, and actors will perform multiple characters, trading costumes on stage as the story unfolds.
Lysander loves Hermia, and she loves him. Helena loves Demetrius; who once loved her but now loves Hermia. Theseus, Duke of Athens is about to marry Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, and there is war between Oberon and and Titania, king and queen of the fairies. Willful lovers, magical potions, the mischief of Puck, and the dark side of the supernatural world combine with song and an epic stage fight to make for a delightful ninety minutes of Shakespeare.
Directed by Caryl Farkas, with intern director Eli Poppele
and apprentice directors Brooke Bauer and Isaac Marriner.
Dramaturgy by Robin Williams and Caryl Farkas.
The Crows are a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts and education organization dedicated to bringing Shakespeare to Santa Fe youth by providing a first-hand experience of the plays in all their depth and nuance. With the help of experienced directors, young actors explore Shakespeare’s imagery and rhetoric, creating, through their understanding of the text, beautiful and moving performances. Actors collaborate in every aspect of production from direction to stage managing each others’ performances.
Friday • July 14 • 7 p.m.
Saturday • July 15 • 7 p.m.
$10 at the door
or use the contact form on our website www.UpstartCrowsofSantaFe.org
or by phone 505.466.3533
The Upstart Crows are committed to keeping this program accessible to any child who wishes to participate. Not only are there no auditions or prior experience required, but tuition is kept affordably low and scholarships are available to any family who needs help taking part. Come support Santa Fe’s young Shakespeareans.