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Midsummer Nights Dream

Midsummer Nights Dream

Written By:
William Shakespeare

Voice and Text Collaboration By:
Geoffrey Kent
Ursula Meyer

Directed By:
Will Dickerson

Four young lovers, a cast of misfits, and a forest of magic.

As the company’s first foray into the Bard, Phamaly presents a staged reading of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. Join us to explore themes of love, war, chaos, and otherness, and to delight in the comedy, precision, and poetry of a theatrical master.

Through inclusive casting and innovative representations, this reading is a chance to engage with classical works through the lens of disability and to bring these works into a contemporary conversation with our audiences.

Cast and Crew


Oberon – David Wright
Titania – Martha Perantoni
Bottom – Mark Dissette
Puck – Maggie Whittum
Helena – Kymberlee Nanda
Hermia – Vicki Thiem
Lysander – Andrew Manardo
Demetrius – Jacob Elledge
Egeus and Philostrate – Jill Leslie
Peter Quince – Gregg Vigil
Flute – Joshua Elledge
Starveling – Tammy Davidson
Tom Snout – Molly Kirkham
Snug the Joiner – Alan Beals



Midsummer Cast