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Endicott College presents mainstage play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

November 2, 2016

Endicott College will host Mainstage Play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Tia’s Theater in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts on Thursday, November 3rd; Friday, November 4th; and Saturday, November 5th at 7:30 PM, along with Saturday, November 5th at 2:00 PM. General Admission is $15. Admission for Seniors and Students of other institutions is $5, and free to EC ID Holders.

Shakespeare’s most popular comedy centers around the woodland adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with fairies, and a duke and duchess.  Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius.  To escape the arranged marriage, she and Lysander elope into the woods.  Demetrius follows them, and he is pursued by Helena, who nurses an unrequited passion for him.  A love quadrangle develops among the young lovers when mischievous Puck plays Cupid.  Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors rehearses a badly-written play, and soon all find their lives changed by the doings of Oberon and Titania, the warring king and queen of the fairies.  Magic, action, love and humor are the ingredients in this unforgettable spell. 

Centered around the idea that love uproots us and turns our world upside down, this production integrates the use of aerial silks, with choreography led by area expert Eileen Little of Gloucester, MA.  The cast, crew and artistic staff are comprised of Endicott students and professionals from all over the globe.  Local cast members are Jacob DeFillipo as Lysander (Lynn), Marielle Sabbag as Francis Flute (Reading), Jimmy Turner as Oberon (Hamilton), Caroline Spinali as Hermia and Kayleigh Barrucci as Peter Quince (both of Burlington).  Area Artistic and Production Staff include Katie Clarke, Assistant Director (Salem), Cole Lundquist, Music Director (Lynnfield), Alyssa Olsen, Stage Manager (Georgetown), Diane McLean, Production Manager (Reading), Cassie Foote, Dramaturg (Gloucester), and Penny Singh, Artistic and Staging Director (Salem). 

If you have any questions regarding Mainstage Play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, or any of our programming in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College, please contact Rebecca Kenneally, Chair of the Performing Arts Department at 978-232-2397 or rkenneal@endicott.edu

Endicott College students have opportunities to explore their interests in dance, music and theater. The School of Visual and Performing Arts sponsors the Jazz Band, Dance Ensemble, Endicott Singers, the student a cappella group ECHO, Rock Band, and the Chamber Ensemble. Furthermore the School maintains special relationships with the Boston Ballet, Boston Children’s Theatre and Symphony by the Sea.

The Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, now celebrating its sixth year, supports a variety of studies and performance venues with facilities that include: a 250-seat recital hall with professional quality acoustics; a 100-seat black box theatre for drama, dance, technical theatre workshops and performances; a museum quality art gallery for visiting art exhibits, gallery talks and community shows; a student art gallery; separate painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and woodshop studios; Macintosh computer labs for graphic design and visual communications; music, theater and dance practice and rehearsal rooms; a shooting studio for photography; and lounges with facilities for public receptions.

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