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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" to be performed by BYU's The Young Company

  • Performance Dates: February 4-14, 2015 
  • Times: 7 p.m., and 2 p.m. Saturday matinee 
  • ASL interpreted performance: Feb. 5 
  • Location: Nelke Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU 
  • Price: $5-7 (with discount for children ages 2-11)
  • Tickets: Available at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone 801.422.2981 or visit byuarts.com 

The Young Company from Brigham Young University’s Department of Theatre and Media Arts will present an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Nelke Theatre starting Wednesday, Feb. 4 through Saturday, Feb. 14, with matinee performances on Saturdays.  

Tickets are $7, with $2 discounts available to children ages 2-11. Tickets can be purchased in person at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone 801.422.2981 or online at byuarts.com. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays.

The Young Company consists of BYU faculty and students who combine their talents to bring theatre art for elementary school-age students. Their latest production of one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will feature a troupe of handmade puppets.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of BYU Young Company, Director Nat Reed aimed to make a production that featured puppets that would be memorable and special. Additionally, a lobby display station has been created where audience members, young and old, can make puppets of their own. 

The cast features Mary Beth Bosen as Puck, Jacob Tubbs as Oberon, Macy Hanson as Titania, Bryce Revelli as Peter Quince/Demetrius/Lion, Chandra Lloyd as Bottom/Egeus/Pyramus, Lindsey Houseman as Flute/Helena/Thisbe, Aaron Fisher as Snout/Lysander/Wall and Emily Simons as Starveling/Hermia/Moonshine/Mustardseed.

The design and technical crew includes costume designer Deanne DeWitt, set and puppet designer Nat Reed, hair and makeup designer Marquie Walton, sound designer Chris Bowles, properties Designer Abigail Nichols ,stage manager Rebecca Perkins, dramaturgs Eric Stroud and Kasey Kopp and theatre outreach coordinator Rebeca Wallin.

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