“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Fall play opens with circus theme


Kirsten Jansen

Cast members of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” practice scenes from the play in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. The production is set to a circus theme.

Aulbrey Cates, Staff Writer

The fall play at Vincennes University will feature a colorful comedy.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens Oct. 31, with other performances on Nov. 1-3. The show is being put on by the Theatre Program under the director of Kendra Clauser.

Written by William Shakespeare at the end of the 16th century, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” features a pair of young, star-crossed lovers who run away to the woods to be together. But little do they know, the night is going to be very chaotic as they encounter unexpected characters.

“My favorite scene is when the four lovers are in it and we are all bantering,” said Cruse Bridgewater, who plays Demetrius.

This lighthearted comedy will be performed in the setting of a grand circus, with the fairies as carnival folk.

The circus theme will begin in the lobby before the show even begins, with decorations, a photo-op, circus peanuts and face painting.

Times for the show are: Thursday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now and cost $12 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for non-VU students. VU employees and students will be admitted free with their university ID.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.vinu.edu/red-skelton, by phone (812-888-4039), or in person at the Red Skelton Box Office. Box Office hours are posted on the website.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” features a cast and crew of students and community members.