The play’s the thing at Meadowview

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 6, 2005

This weekend, Meadowview Christian School (MCS) will present two productions of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

“We got the lines in October and have been working with the director since last Wednesday,” said Patty Campbell, MCS drama/English teacher. “The kids have worked very hard on this. We’re excited as to how the final production will come together.”

The students, who will be performing in full Elizabethan costuming and makeup, will also benefit from full stage lighting.

“I think it will be a very successful performance,” said Gerald Partin, the director of the play. “They put a lot of hard work into it, and as far as the public goes, I think it will be very entertaining. I think this is one of Shakespeare’s most fun plays.

Partin, of the Alpha Kappa Players Drama Ministries, said that because each scene is set up side by side, the play will transition smoothly.

“About a sixty students are in the cast,” said Partin. About half a dozen of them gave up their spring break to come in to set it up for the rest of them.”

The cast list is as follows:

Puck – Nicole Davis and Chris Sewell; Oberon – Pete Mock-Jordan; Titania – Brandy Moore; Lysander – Ryan King;

Demetrius – Cody Smitherman; Hermia – Gayle Carlee;

Helena – Aida Dabit; Egeus – Sam Henderson;

Nick Bottom – Daniel Gardner; Peter Quince – Lourn Frandsen;

Francis Flute – Brandon Melton; Snug – Ross Johnson;

Philostrate – Courtney Mims; Peaseblossom – Ruth Holbrook;

Cobweb – Rachel Campbell; Mustardseed – Ashley Carter

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10.

Saturday’s tickets will cost $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets will cost $3 for both adults and students on Sunday.

For more information, please contact Campbell at (334) 872-8448.