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Theatre Bristol presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

February 25, 2013

Theatre Bristol presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, running March 1 through 17 at the 512 State Street ARTspace Theatre, in Bristol, TN. Directed by Daniel Reed Potts and starring veteran actors and newcomers in performances of this timeless classic of love, enchantment, and practical jokes, as well as Athenian court royalty, woodland fairies, and hardworking tradespeople — making for plenty of confusion and great entertainment. Show performances are Fridays March 1 and 15 at 8:00 pm; Saturdays March 2 and 16 at 8:00 pm; and Sundays March 3 and 17 at 3:00 pm, with tickets available at the door and in advance online through theatrebristol.tix.com. Reservations and ticket sales for the Thursday, March 14, 10:00 am school performance must be made in advance by contacting info@theatrebristol.org by March 1 (additional shows may be added). General admission tickets are $12 and student and senior (65+) tickets are $10. School performance tickets are $8 each with a discount of $5 per ticket for groups of 12 or more. For more information, visit www.theatrebristol.org, or contact Spence Flagg at 423-383-5979 or email info@theatrebristol.org.

Daniel Reed Potts will also make his acting debut with Theatre Bristol in the role of Lysander.He will bejoined by the other lovers, portrayed by Natasha Trombly as Hermia, Lauren Stephens as Helena, and Ben Marshall as Demetrius. Michael Locke as Oberon and Theseus is a longtime Theatre Bristol veteran, with credits that include the Taming of the Shrew, Annie, and Into the Woods. Lindsay Marshall as Titania, Queen of the Fairies, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, is a recent addition to Theatre Bristol having starred as Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan the Avenger. Nora Beth Moran is a veteran of the King College drama program making her speaking role debut, although many may remember her adorable performance as Nana in Peter Pan the Avenger.

Steve Baskett as Nick Bottom is a Theatre Bristol veteran of many years with credits that include the Sound of Music as Max, the Taming of the Shrew as Hortensio, and Peter Pan the Avenger as Smee. Dan Gray makes his debut with Theatre Bristol as Egeus, father of Hermia. The working class of Athens includes Brooke Smith as Mary Quince, Allen Clark as Francis Flute, Carson Musick as Tom Snout, Carolyn Earls as Robin Starveling, and Seth Reynolds, who recently starred as John Darling in Peter Pan the Avenger, as Snug the Joiner. The fairy court of Oberon and Titania includes Kaylie Crain as Mustardseed, Brooke Addington as Moth, Carson Arnold as Peaseblossom, and Abigail Hill as Cobweb.

The production’s crew also includes Daniel Freeman as Assistant Director, William McCall as Stage Manager, Camille Gray as Assistant Stage Manager, Audrey Scyphers as Costume Designer, Steve Scyphers as Set Designer, Keith Schoffstall as Props Master, Nora Beth Moran as Lighting Designer, and D.P. McGregor as Music Supervisor.