MTU presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Published: Mar. 28, 2018 at 3:59 PM EDT
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Fairies, lovers and fools fill the Rozsa Center next weekend. Michigan Tech presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at the Rozsa Center. Romance and magic take a complicated turn in this classic comedy.

"Hermia is one of the lover characters and she starts one of the main conflicts that is going on. She disagrees with her father's choice of who she should marry and runs off into the woods with her choice, Lysander," said Sarah Jo Martens, who plays Hermia.

The actors are hard at work rehearsing for this hilarious adventure. They are working overtime, learning the lines in both modern and Shakespearian English.

"It then helps you build upon that emotion of, 'ok, what am I saying?', and then you take what you are saying in what would be modern language and you keep that when you speak it in Shakespearian. Hitting certain words and inflection is very key to understanding the story," said Callisto Cortez, who plays Helena.

The show gets an added flair from the sound engineering department as well.

"We have some really interesting technical sides that are coming in with how the set is arranged and especially how music is being integrated. We have fairies that are going to be singing at some points and they have some fun audio that is coming in and out depending on where they are in the stage, kind of throwing their voices to create that ethereal, magical theme,” said Martens.

Performances are April 12, 13 and 14. More information is available in the related links section of this article.