‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is ready for its debut

Elsy Barcelo


Fairies and magical scenes floated by as the actors paraded across the stage in the rehearsals for Daniel Pearl Magnet High School’s rendition of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

“The actors participating in the play have been working hard,” said Freshman Hayden Weebe who portrays Nick Bottom. “They’re trying their best and memorizing their lines instead of just reading them off scripts.”

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is DPMHS’ first official stage production. Those participating in the play have been rehearsing for about three weeks, with the opening night just a day away. Some have been rehearsing and memorizing lines on their own time, showing dedication and excitement for their time on stage.

“I’ve been rehearsing on my own because I want to be sure that I have all my lines down and I’ve noticed that the others are doing well also. People are doing better than ever,” said Junior Daniel Uhlenberg.

In the play there are 22 parts but the majority of the parts are equal, so every actor has the same amount of time to be on stage. Four groups are in the performance, which are Quartz, Lovers, Fairies/Ghosts and Mechanics/Workers.

The play will be performed 7 p.m. on May 23 in the MPR.

English/Drama teacher Jaime Whitmarsh has been the one getting students prepared for the production.

“I’m hoping for not only the audience but the actors as well to be entertained with this short version of the play,” Whitmarsh said.