A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Playful Shakespeare Comedy
June 10 - 19
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Saturdays* and Sundays at 2:30pm
*no Saturday matinee 6/18
General Admission: $25
Seniors (65+): $22
20 FREE FOR ALL, Or Pay What You Will tickets on a first come first served basis will be available for each performance.
Our neighbor "Puddle Dock" restaurant is offering a 10% discount on food and free parking to Players' Ring patrons! Visit their website to reserve, and present your ticket when you ask for your check.
This production is made possible by support from Players’ Ring and 7SSC partners: JCM Management Company, Inc., Dennis Riendeau Certified Public Accountant, and Tri State Lock & Safe Co., as well as Season Sponsors DTC Lawyers: Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, Faith Harrington & Peter Lamb, Eric D. Dufour MBA, CFP of SagePoint Financial, Dowling Corporation, Business Cents, PPMtv, PortsmouthNH.com, and Seacoast Online; along with 7SSC Producing Partner Kennebunk Savings.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
Produced by Seven Stages Shakespeare Company
Join us as we close out the celebration of our 30th Season with one of Shakespeare’s most-loved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Director Julia Sommer believes the play provides a lens through which to think about “what’s next?”, a question most of us find ourselves pondering after two-plus years navigating a pandemic. “As we start to unpack our own answer to ‘what’s next’, Midsummer gives us the opportunity to celebrate, investigate, and question transformation; transformation of ourselves, our relationships, and our society. We see a conversation between the world we know and the world as it may be… as it could be if we let it,” says Sommer. This story of magic, mayhem, and mistaken identity will immerse audiences in a world out of joint, leaving audiences with cheeks warm from laughter and minds buzzing with questions about “what’s next?”
Egeus/Robin Goodfellow – Alex Natario
Theseus/Oberon – Andrew Codispoti
Hippolyta/Titania – Jamie Steinbach
Hermia/Snug/Lion – Courtney St. Gelais
Demetrius/Bottom/Pyramus – Zach Speigel
Lysander/Flute/Thisbe – Colin Prato
Helena/Starveling/Moonshine – Julia Jemsek
Peter Quince/Prologue – Julia Sommer
Directed by Julia Sommer
Set and Light Design – Billy Butler
Costume Design – Jenry Towle
Company Manager – Tim Jacobs
Marketing and Publicity – Christine Penney
7SSC Artistic Director – Dan Beaulieu
Photo Credit – Ben Kramer
Founded in 2012 by Dan Beaulieu and Christine Penney, 7SSC produces innovative and accessible programs and productions in a range of dynamic formats. Whether a Bard aficionado or a first-time Shakespeare audience member or participant, 7SSC approaches Shakespeare with a “passionate irreverence” that invites you to take Shakespeare off the proverbial shelf and into the world we live in.