- Wichita Shakespeare Company is a not for profit theatrical organization based in Wichita, Kansas. It is our mission to provide quality, free of charge performances of Shakespearean plays in a setting that is accessible, and provide an opportunity for those interested in working in the arts to develop their skills through practical application. WSC presents the Shakespeare in the Park series each summer in parks in the Wichita area.
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May 24, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Presented by the Wichita Shakespeare Company
The Wichita Shakespeare Company (WSC) opens its 2016 Shakespeare-in-the-Park series with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Shakespeare’s famous comedy of fairies and mortals meeting up in the Athenian wood has been reimagined. In this version, ancient Greece has been updated to the Hippie era of the 1960’s.
The play is directed by first-time WSC director Zoe Burke. Burke serves as the Drama teacher at Buckner Elementary in Wichita. She has also been a featured actress in several past WSC productions. The large impressive cast she has assembled for this production includes Lewis Mize as Oberon, Alison Bridget Chambers as Titania, and Bryson Cole as Puck. Others in the cast include Cat Connolly, Jewell Martinez, Danzel Muzingo Bond, Chelsey Moore, John Lloyd Stafford III, Abri Geist Dennis, Pete Emery, Cynthia Atchison, Michael Criss, David Dillinger Jeffries, Aron Pfingsten, Julia Faust, Noah Segard, David Krasky, Jared Wise, Matt Gurley, Raven Taylor, Stephanie Brean, Veronica Ostroski, and Darscha Bechard.
Shakespeare-in-the-Park will return to the very popular Central Riverside and College Hill Parks in Wichita. New this year is a performance at Harvest Park in Wichita. Parks in Andover, Park City, and Derby will complete the tour. Additionally, a special indoor performance will be held at the Wichita Scottish Rites Center. All shows will begin at 7:00 pm, with an approximate running time of one hour and forty-five minutes. As always, the play is performed free to all audiences but donations are accepted and appreciated. Those attending the park performances are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and, of course, bug spray. (Note: Seating will be provided for the indoor performance).
In the event of inclement weather, there will be a message posted at 6 pm on the WSC line (316-655-2017) alerting if the show has been cancelled for that evening.
Exact park and performance locations and dates are as follows:
June 10th …College Hill Park, Wichita
June 11th …Harvest Park, Wichita
June 12th …Andover Sports Park
June 17th …Central Riverside Park, Wichita
June 18th …Hap McLean Park, Park City
June 19th … Wichita Scottish Rites Center
June 24th …College Hill Park, Wichita
June 25th …Hand Park, Derby
June 26th ….Central Riverside Park, Wichita
For additional information regarding this show or press release, contact Zoe Burke at (316) 516-1911.
2221 Rita Wichita, KS 67213
(316) 655-2017 www.wichitashakespearecompany.org