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A Midsummer Night’s Dream // Fall 2017

AVPA Theatre’s Blurred Vision Theatre Company is proud to present…

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

This beloved Shakespearean comedy tells the story of the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons, including the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the Mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. Directed by AVPA Theatre Creative Director, Ms.Kirsten Opstad, this show is great fun for all ages!


All performances at Culver City High School in Room 108

  • Thursday, November 9 @ 7pm
  • No performance on Veterans’ Day (Friday, Nov 10)
  • Saturday, November 11 @ 2pm & 7pm
  • Sunday, November 12 @ 2pm
  • Wednesday, November 15 @ 7pm
  • Thursday, November 16 @7pm
  • Friday, November 17 @ 7pm
  • Saturday, November 18 @ 2pm & 7pm

TICKETS – purchase tickets online by clicking here!
$15 general admission
$10 for seniors / high school age students / faculty & staff
$5 CCHS students with ASB and middle school age and younger students
FREE – AVPA SEASON PASS (reservation required)
Purchase online or at the door – seating is limited, so advance purchase is recommended.

Season Pass holders – please reserve your seat online – click here.


Athenian​ ​Court:
Theseus​ ​– ​Dylan Staal
Hippolyta – Kiara Oliver
Egeus – Xcellen Connor

Lysander – Dillon Zehnder
Demetrius – Joey O’Neal
Hermia – Erin Hamill
Understudy Hermia: Kacey Oshack
Helena – Frances Horwitz

Nick Bottom – R. Yogi Sylvain
Peter Quince – Ryanne Biernat
Francis Flute – Oliver Marcus
Robin Starveling – Charlotte Feit-Leichman
Tom Snout – Andrea Pastor
Snug – Kacey Oschack
Philostrate – Skye Apao
Mechanical Swings – Jesus Espinoza (U/S Flute)
Anaiya Brown (U/S Snug)

Puck – Andrew Rodriguez
Oberon – Aidan Martin
Titania – Isa Berliner
Understudy Titania: Olivia Andrews
First Fairy – Jaylen Rosado
Peaseblossom – Olivia Andrews
Cobweb – Sophia Lafaurie-Munoz
Moth – Alivia Pacino
Mustardseed – Alice Lewicki


Fairy Attendants / Athenians

An Maeyama
Annie Melnick
Sophie Price
Izabella Campos Layne
Sophia Martin-Straw (U/S Peaseblossom)


Assistant Director* Brooke Francis
Assoc. Tech Director* Celine Cuadra
Stage Manager * Reianna Bell
ASM* Ariana Newsom
Kelly Carson
Set Designers* Jack Galanty & Celine Cuadra
Stage Crew Chief * Juliana McCullen & Shavit Melamed
Stage Crew
Evalie Rehor**
Piper Samuels**
Andy Stogsdill
Robin Manansala
Henry Rehor
Darryl McCrary
Siddharth Gupta
Kasey Otterbein
Prop Master * Alekos Tetradis
Prop Crew Willa Meloth Zaria Marceo
Scott Johnson
AJ Foxworth**
Costume Designer* Anonda Helms
Costume Supervisor * Zoe Alamillo
Hair & Make Up Design* Bella Chardiet
Hair & Make Up Super* Sadie Trelaven
Hair, Make Up, Costume Crew
Miranda Allen
Laura Stout
Alyssa Torres
Angelina Arroyo
Emily Hernandez
Max Born
Maya August**
Lighting Designers* Merrick Padilla & Emily Wulf
Master Electrician * Maddy Sawyer
Asst. Master Electrician Catie Shin
Light Board Op. Thistle Boosinger
Ushers Malika Stambler
**build crew only

Pictures from performance on Sunday, November 12



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