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Maharishi School presenting‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’

May 30, 2014
Photo by: PHOTO SUBMITTED Titania (Madeline Sloat) and Oberon (Brendan Thomas) work on their marriage in “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” being presented by the Shakespeare Ensemble and Maharishi School.

The Shakespeare Ensemble, in collaboration with Maharishi School, presents Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at Spayde Theater in the Maharishi University of Management library building. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 general admission.

Director Steve White said he’s “very excited actually. I’ve never directed a high school play or anything resembling it. On one hand, there are some very talented young people — that does not mean trained; even Mozart had to take piano lessons — but, on the other hand, it was a nightmare of Homeric proportion to get everybody under the same roof at the same time because they are all very busy with DI, tennis, golf, etc.” White said he chose “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” because “I love it, along with ‘The Tempest’ and ‘As You Like It.’ They give you great leeway in creative choices, especially ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream.’

“It’s been a lovely experience with lovely young people who are much more ‘together’ than I ever dreamed of being at their age,” he continued.

Executive producer Brendan Thomas said, “Students at Maharishi School tend to be committed to a lot of extracurricular activities, given the number of students and the incredible track record of success in so many different activities. This is the first time in a decade that the school has been able to do a spring play at all. And that it happened this year speaks a lot to the commitment of the cast and crew.”

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