Glenbard West Theatre to put on 'Midsummer Jersey' Oct. 21-24

  • This weekend, Glenbard West Theatre is putting on Ken Ludwig's "Midsummer Jersey," a retelling of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," set on the Jersey shore. Pictured, from left, are: Emma Wargin, Bella DiCosola, Eliana Williamson, Vivienne Winter, Isaiah Beloso and Autumn White.

    This weekend, Glenbard West Theatre is putting on Ken Ludwig's "Midsummer Jersey," a retelling of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," set on the Jersey shore. Pictured, from left, are: Emma Wargin, Bella DiCosola, Eliana Williamson, Vivienne Winter, Isaiah Beloso and Autumn White. Courtesy of Glenbard West Theatre

 
 
Updated 10/18/2021 11:33 AM

Glenbard West Theatre will present its fall comedy, "Midsummer Jersey," by Ken Ludwig. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21 and 22, as well as a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Glenbard West High School, 670 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Tickets are $8 and available at search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/glenbardwest/buy-tix.

 

A hilarious high-octane retelling of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey. The story revolves around the impending marriage of the governor of New Jersey, the love affairs of four beach-bound teenagers, a lively crew of fairies and the staff of the local beauty salon. The night takes a magical turn when Oberon and Puck use a powerful love potion. With several weddings and the acting careers of six beauticians hanging in the balance, we see "the course of true love never did run smooth."

The cast includes Charlie Lettenberger, Cooper Garland, Kamari Spencer, Stella Garland, Katherine Schlueter, Daniel Smith, Kira Campagna, Henry King, Jalen Peoples, Deepa Phuyal, Emma Wargin, Vivienne Winter, Bella DiCosola, Autumn White, Isaiah Beloso, Eliana Williamson, Max Southwell, Alexa Dutca, Devon Kelleher, Kayla Casey, Hannah Roberts, Hailey Weaver, Grace Bertrand, Leila Salvidas, Samantha Lavin, Henry Tatarunas, Josh Brooks and Azul Alejandre.

The business crew includes Katie Rath, Kalee Shah, Ida Canzano, Eishaal Sodager, Katie McAlpine, Olivia Pauer, Diora Kutrolli, Gabriella Knapp, Maggie Frigo, Veronica Madel, Lilly Hammerquist, Elena Zjalic, Jeorge Krecioch, Charles Grogan, Sienna Heintz, Maddie Turner and Emily Overtoom.

The technical crew includes Meghan Andres, Jackie Houghtaling, Sean Carlin, Casey Sury, Luna Serna, Gibson Asselmeier, Spencer Koerner, Mallory Nikols, Edie Luper, Madi Storm, Elle Flanagan, Shae Panek, Allion Penley, Emma Smith, Kailey Szuba, Kristin Vogel, Leo Perone, Blake Noble, Charlie Cage, Cynthia Martinez, Charlie Van Ek, Amy Tran, Molly Creech, Helena Kamenica, Maritza Munoz, Annika Bhagwakar, Joseph Demarco, Rahma Syed, Graham Van Ek, Amanda Broch, Thomas Weurtzer, Ava Garzaro, Owen Rees and Vanessa Munoz.

The play is directed by Michael Fox. The technical director is Bruce Medic, and business director is Jacob Kelleher. Student leaders include student director Taylor Gottsman, student business director Maggie Fischer, student technical directors David Weurtzer and Andrew Estes, stage manager Ayda Nouman and assistant stage manager Abbie Herbold.

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