A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

By William Shakespeare, Directed by Maeli Goren
Princeton Summer Theater

A love story in the midst of environmental crisis, reinvented with musical, puppet-filled mayhem.

Original Music by Allison Spann

Lights by Megan Berry

Set/Technical Direction by Jeffrey Van Velsor

Costumes by Jules Peiperl

Puppets by Toria Sterling

Sound by Naveen Bhatia

Stage Managed by Nora Aguiar

Featuring Ross Barron, Dylan Blau Edelstein, Maeve Brady, Regan McCall, Justin Ramos, Michael Rosas, Allison Spann, and Chamari White-Mink

Photos by Alexander Moravcsik

 
 

"Goren is a director with a distinct style, and she is skillful in selecting plays that give her sufficient latitude to add and develop her viewpoint. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a fine example, because of its fantasy storyline and characters, and a play-within-a-play. This production features elements which Goren has utilized in the past, including gender-bending casting and the use of puppetry... Goren [rejects] ethereal imagery in favor of a harsher, dystopian aesthetic. In keeping with the ecological theme, a potted plant is the only greenery that disrupts a metallic, sterile tableau. The stage is littered with silver trash cans and buckets, and white detergent bottles form the base of puppets used in the show."

- Donald H. Sanborn III, Town Topics

Full Review Here

 

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