Ouachita Little Theatre has combined with University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain to bring William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to the stage in Mena. Directors Robby and Gini Burt are excited to bring this classic comedy to life with assistance from local talents such as Costumer Jane Buttermilk, Stage Manager Makayla Kenyon-Ortiz, and Sound Technician Brenden James. Burt, the Humanities Instructor at UARM states, “It is a humbling experience to direct a play by the most produced playwright ever, and yet our cast and crew is very excited about the project and we look forward to giving it our best try.” Considering the experience of his cast and crew, this is sure to be a highlight of the theater season.
Cast is announced as follows: Scotty Jenkins – Theseus, Jackie Biard – Egeus, Richard Gilbert – Lysander, Jaimesan Biard – Demetrius, Larry Kropp – Philostrate, Will Hose – Bottom, Morgan Richmond – Snug, William McClain – Flute, Larry Kenyon – Quince, Jessie Townzen – Starveling, Michael Lickly – Snout, Julie Moe – Hippolyta, April Burt – Hermia, Nalu Pruitt – Helena, Mike Moe – Oberon, Alyvia Wooden – Titania, Alexa Night – Puck, Angelina Moe – Peaseblossom, Tia Moe – Mustard Seed, Danielle Wallstrom – Cobweb, Anna Burt – Moth. Fairies will be played by Gabriel Lickly, Miranda Burt, Alexis Hilderbrand, Heather Hilderbrand, and Robby Burt. Attendants are played by Ann Glenn, Marvin Glenn, and Stephanie Tapley. Rounding out the technical Crew is Jocelyn Biard and Abby Baker on lighting, and Mia Goforth and Andrew Wallstrom on the stage crew.
This play will be produced at the Ouachita Little Theatre on the weekends of February 21-23 and again on February 28-March 1. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 PM. Advanced tickets with reserved seating are available at the OLT office Monday through Friday 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Tickets will also be available at the door. Season ticket holders can use their ticket at the door or trade it in for a reserved seat. There will also be a special performance for students at area schools on February 27 and 28.