“On the heels of last year’s sold out run we had audiences clamoring for more Midsummer and we knew we needed to do the show again,” said Producer Kevin Beebee. “We are so proud and honored to take residency at Queens Theatre; so much so that we wanted to continue the show’s success in Queens with our newly named resident company.”
In Titan’s MIDSUMMER, nine of New York City’s best classical actors take on 16 roles in Shakespeare’s uproarious comedy of sly sprites, rude mechanicals and confused lovers with one catch: no one will know their roles until the audience picks them from Puck’s hat just seconds before each show begins.
Adapted and Directed by Titan Theatre Company Artistic Director Lenny Banovez, the cast of Titan Theatre Company’s Fall 2014 encore run of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM will feature Titan Theatre professional resident actors and original MIDSUMMER company members Jonathan Finnegan (Actors’ Theatre of Louisville), Laura Frye (Virginia Shakespeare, Illinois Shakespeare), Sean Hudock (“Private Romeo,” Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Gregory Isaac (Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf), Lloyd Mulvey (Milwaukee Rep, Utah Shakespeare), Emily Trask (Folger Theater, Yale Rep, Utah Shakespeare). New to the cast are Nathan Crocker as Puck, Jonathan Hicks and Annie Paul. Bailey Seeker, Nicholas
The creative team for the encore run is comprised of Alan Piotrowicz (lighting design), Scott Frost (costume design), Anna Grace Carter (sound design), Alexis Black (fight choreography), Jasmine Nicole Roberts (scenic design and technical direction), Mary Gunther (assistant director), Alyssa Van Gorder (stage management) and Gabby Acquaviva (production assistant). A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is produced by Titan Theatre Company managing director Kevin Beebee and the late Leonard Banovez, Sr.
Queens Theatre in the Park is nestled on the grounds of the historic World’s Fair, located at 14 United Nations Ave S in Queens, New York. A complimentary shuttle to the theatre is available to patrons from the Mets-Willets Point stop on the 7 train.
ABOUT TITAN THEATRE COMPANY
Conceived with the goal of breathing new life and clarity into classical works of theatre through ensemble-driven re-imaginings of classical and classically-themed works of theatre, Titan Theatre Company has been committed to serving the flourishing theatre community of Queens, New York since 2009.
Now in its third full season, Titan Theatre Company was recently named the inaugural Theatre-in-Residence at Queens Theatre in the Park for the 2014-2015 season and in 2014 the company announced the appointment of a resident company of 27 artists including staff, a resident acting company, comprised of an ensemble of professional actors who will populate Titan’s shows along guest artists, and a young company, made up of rising creative and administrative talents that Titan will provide professional developmental opportunities for.
ABOUT QUEENS THEATRE IN THE PARK
Queens Theatre (QT) is the premier performing arts venue in Queens. QT’s mission is to provide quality and diverse performing arts activities that are economically and geographically accessible to the 2.2 million residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, and the surrounding metropolitan region. To foster greater cultural awareness and appreciation, the Theatre presents and produces programs that reflect this diversity and features international, national and local artists.