A Midsummer’s Night Dream
Seven UNH Theatre and Dance alums are performing "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as part of the Prescott Park Arts Festival. July 24, 31, and August 13 at 2 p.m.
This summer, the Prescott Park Arts Festival will feature Shakespeare's most-loved comedy, "A Midsummer's Night Dream." The show is directed by Christine Penney, '99, one of seven UNH alums who are involved in the production. Enjoy this show on three afternoon performances July 24, 31, and Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at Prescott Park. Credits: Mask and mask image from Trevor Bartlett, Great and Secret Productions.Photo montage: Bridget Finnegan, UNH New and Emerging Media. Words: Lori Wright, UNH Media Relations.
Titania, Queen of the Fairies, played by Megan Quinn, '04 (center), holds her ground as King of the Fairies, Oberon, played by CJ Lewis, '07, (right) shows his displeasure because she refuses to relinquish control of a changeling child he wants for his train. The fairy Cobweb, played by Sarah Duclos, '05, continues to be loyal to Titania. Credit: Perry Smith, UNH Photographic Services.
Megan Quinn, who majored in musical theatre, and CJ Lewis, who majored in theatre with an emphasis on acting, worked together in several productions while they were at UNH. Both agree that two of the most enjoyable aspects of performing together in "A Midsummer's Night Dream" are that they have a shared work ethic and a similar approach to the theatre, which they attribute to their UNH education. Credit: Perry Smith, UNH Photographic Services.
Costume mask concept drawings depict Hippolyta, the legendary queen of the Amazons, and Egeus, Hermia's father. Credit: Trevor Bartlett, Great and Secret Productions.
Oberon's jester Puck, a mischievous fairy who delights in playing pranks on mortals, transforms Bottom's head into that of a donkey. Credit: Mask and mask image from Trevor Bartlett, Great and Secret Productions.
In the play within the play, Thisbe, (played by the character Flute), tries to kiss her lover Pyramus (played by the character Bottom) through the chink in the wall that separates them. Here Robin Fowler, '09, plays Thisbe/Flute, and Andy Fling is Pyramus/Bottom. Credit: Danica Carlson
Christine Penney gives direction to Megan Quinn and CJ Lewis. The three UNH alums remarked that they all speak the same theatre language because of the excellent education they received at UNH. "There is something about the journey that we all have gone through at the UNH Theatre and Dance Department. We trust that we will give and get what we need from each other. Our UNH experience was transformational," Penney said. Credit: Perry Smith, UNH Photographic Services.
Oberon, King of Fairies, played by CJ Lewis, awaits the return of the mischievous fairy Puck. Lewis said he is a more well-rounded artist because of the education he received at UNH. At UNH, theatre students are trained in a broad range of theatre and dance. More on the program: http://www.unh.edu/theatre-dance/. Credit: Danica Carlson
Christine Penney gives direction to Sarah Duclos, Megan Quinn, and CJ Lewis. Duclos, who majored in dance and musical theatre at UNH, also serves as the production's choreographer. "I know that my collaborators are top notch. I am very lucky to have such a talented team," Penney said. Credit: Perry Smith, UNH Photographic Services