Back Row: Trevor Ivey-Bodman, Evan Hill, Gavin Stone
Center Row: Eli Fisher, Fayth Dennis
Front Row: Daarte Matteau, McKinley Heard
This year’s Shakespeare on the Green at Martin Methodist College will feature William Shakespeare’s comedy “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Serving as director of the play is MMC English Professor Dr. Kayla Wiggins. “’Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is probably Shakespeare’s funniest and most relatable comedy,” said Wiggins. “It has everything: young love, woods, fairies, magic, and a hysterical play-within-the-play. It’s the perfect entertainment for the whole family. While I’ve directed it twice before, it never gets old, and this cast is wonderful. Come join us for Shakespeare under the stars.”
While many current MMC students are in the cast as Martin Players, there are also faculty members, staff members, and community members helping with this year’s production.
Robert Austell as Theseus/ Oberon
Lydia Wossum-Fisher as Hippolyta/ Titania
Eli Fisher as Egeus/ Flute
Daarte Matteau as Hermia
Gavin Stone as Demetrius
Evan Hill as Lysander
Sydney Gregory as Helena
Skylar Lovvo as Quince/Starveling
Trevor Ivey-Bodman as Bottom
Maddie Chapman as Snug/Cobweb/Mustardseed
McKinley Heard as Snout/Fairy/Peaseblossom
Fayth Dennis as Puck
The crew helping Wiggins bring this production to life features Annslee Swann on lights, Michelle Hanks on set, and Heather Scherr on costumes.
The performances will be held on October 19, 20, 21, and 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Grissom Gazebo located on the Campus Green. In the event of weather, the production will be held in Martin Hall Auditorium. Admission is free, and the community is encouraged to attend.
Martin Methodist College, founded in 1870, is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Martin Methodist offers baccalaureate degrees in 39 programs of study that include English, religious studies, music, and dramatic arts, mathematics and natural sciences to business, social sciences, education, criminal justice, and nursing.