The Naples Players (TNP) announce the cast for their Shakespearean production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which runs Saturdays and Sundays, February 16 – March 10, 2019 outside on the Baker Stage in The Naples Players Sugden Plaza.

Directed by John McKerrow, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a free outdoor production in a continuing effort by The Naples Players to provide accessible Shakespeare to the community. The production will be on the Baker Stage, and audience members are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy Shakespeare under the trees and stars in Sugden Plaza.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, written by William Shakespeare in 1595-1596, is the mischievous and light comedy, which consists of four plots, interconnected by the wedding celebration of Theseus the Duke of Athens and the Amazon Queen, Hippolyta. The classic story is about order and chaos, reality and appearance, and love and marriage. In modern tradition, the cast of ten actors will play multiple roles. The cast includes Mark Vanagas as Thesus and Oberon, Alisa Marie Coccari as Hipployta and Titania, Kylie Campbell as Puck, Egeus, Snout and Moon, Kacey Canas plays Hermia, Jennifer Valiente is Helena and Mustardseed, Zachary Pachol is Lysander, Ty Bolen plays Demetrius, Snug and Lion, David Whalley is Bottom and Pyramus, Robert Ball is Peter Quince, Prologue, Wall and Cobweb, and Shelley Gothard plays Flute, Thisbe and Peaseblossom.

Sponsored by Neapolitan Family Magazine, the production’s Scenic Designer is Mike Santos with assistance by Megan Macker, with Costume Design by Mark Vanagas, Lighting Design by Chris Riley, Sound Design by Bradley Van Houten and Grey Conderman, and Stage Managed by Lisa Nuccio.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs Saturdays and Sundays, February 16 – March 10, 2019 outside on the Baker Stage in The Naples Players Sugden Plaza at 701 5th Avenue South in Naples. The show is free to the public and no ticket reservations are required to attend. Audience members are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

The Naples Players (TNP) Sugden Community Theatre is Naples’ oldest and premier theatre and a vital part of the exciting experience of Downtown Naples. As one of the top theatres in the country, TNP is celebrating its 65th season by offering a variety of plays and musicals in three performance spaces: Blackburn Hall, the Tobye Studio Theater, and the outdoor Baker Stage – all located in one building on 5th Avenue South. KidzAct, Southwest Florida’s premier youth theatre program, offers top quality productions as well as in-depth skills classes for children. Adult education classes are offered throughout the year for first-time performers to skilled professionals. ETC Readers Theatre offers an opportunity to hear new works as well as rare one acts and classics.

The Naples Players continually seeks to enrich, educate, and entertain the community through a superior theatre experience. TNP is inspiring passion for the performing arts through life-long opportunities to participate in vibrant theatrical experiences. The 65th Anniversary Season, generously sponsored by Tanya & Denny Glass, is filled with dazzling musicals including Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Guys & Dolls – alongside heartfelt comedies, new plays, and free outdoor Shakespearean productions.

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