DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY TO PRESENT STUDENT PRODUCTION “MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM”
Posted By: Elynor Moss on November 10, 2016 |
The William Shakespeare comedy to feature original raps performed by Spoken Word Artists United (SWAU)
DOVER, Del. – Delaware State University theater students will perform a modernized adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. both nights in the Education and Humanities Theatre.
This comedy has it all: young love gone awry, the mischief of magical fairies, and hapless actor-wannabees making fools of themselves. What’s more, the Theatre program has enlisted the musical talents of SWAU to perform original raps that summarize and clarify the important plot points of this engaging show, making the play accessible for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. A truly unique juxtaposition of Shakespeare’s language and modern performance art, this drama brings Shakespeare into the twenty-first century.
The 24-member cast features Anthony McIver as Lysander, Adrian Hospedale as Demetrius, Jasmine Walker as Hermia, Moala Bannavti as Helena, Jaren Jamijon as Puck, Raven Wainwright as Titania, and Jaquan Romeo as Oberon, along with other actors and dancers. The play is directed by Dr. Amanda Anderson., DSU assistant professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages.
General Admission is $5 at the door. The show is free to DSU students with ID.
At the Thursday, Nov. 17 performance, toiletry items will be accepted and donated to The Shepard’s Place Homeless Shelter for Women and Children.
MND Bottom and Mustard Seed – Gary Hall as Bottom and Nia Jones as Mustard Seed rehearse a scene together.
MND Lysander y Hermia – Anthony McIver and Jasmine Walker rehearse a kiss in their characters Lysander and Hermia
MND Titania y Bottom – Raven Wainwright as Titania and Gary Hall as Bottom rehearse a kiss.
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