A diverse cast takes on Shakespeare’s exploration of life’s sudden, inexplicable changes in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the opening production of Ten Thousand Things’ 20th anniversary season.
Directed by Michelle Hensley, the show begins public performances on October 10 and runs through November 3 at Open Book. Thursday night performances have been added to the schedule to accommodate ticket demand.
The cast features Brittany Bradford (Hermia/Rude Mechanical/Goblin), Sun Mee Chomet (Hippolyta/Oberon), Kurt Kwan (Demetrius/Flute/Goblin), Elise Langer (Bottom/Philostrate), Gavin Lawrence (Theseus/Titania), Mo Perry (Helena/Rude Mechanical/Goblin), Anna Sundberg (Lysander/Rude Mechanical/Goblin), and Karen Wiese-Thompson (Puck/Egeus).
Chomet makes her TTT debut with Midsummer and also will appear later this season in Dirt Sticks.
Kwan is the Artistic Programs Associate at Pillsbury House Theatre and facilitates dialogues on diversity and inclusion with Breaking Ice Company.
Peter Vitale is music director, with Stephen Mohring providing set designs, Harriet Bart serving as visual artist, and Sonya Berlovitz designing costumes.
“To celebrate our 20th anniversary in the Twin Cities, it seems only fitting that we turn again to Shakespeare, bringing to bear the gifts of all the unique perspectives from our widely different audiences over the years to create a fresh, inventive re-telling of this wild and strange tale,” says Hensley.
Tickets are $25 ($15 for students on Sundays). For tickets and show locations visit www.tenthousandthings.org or call 800-838-3006.