King's Theatre to stage Shakespeare's comedy ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream'

By Jayne Ann Bugda |

Published 04/05 2014 12:10AM

Updated 04/05 2014 12:14AM

The enchantment of Sirens will lure audiences to a deserted island, where magic, fairies and romance collide in a moonlit forest during the King’s College Theatre Department’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at 7:30 p.m. April 9-12 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the George P. Maffei II Theatre. 

The King’s College Theatre Department sets the stage on a mysterious deserted island, where Sirens’ enchanting music and voices entice sailors to shipwreck on the rocky coast. Now, Captain Theseus and his intended bride, Hippolyta, along with members of the Athenian Yacht Club, arrive on the island and are followed by four young, misguided lovers and a band of comical dockworkers.  

Their adventures in the island’s enchanted and moonlit mangroves, inhabited with spirits who unleash magical practical jokes and spells on the visitors, lead them into improbable love affairs and transform them in the most comical and unlikely ways.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” features Wilkes-Barre natives and King’s alumni Brandi George (Hippolyta/Titania); Drake Nester (Puck); and Thomas Tarazewski (Thesus/Oberon), and Shickshinny resident Lukas R. Tomasacci (Bottom). Local actors include: John Bubul, West Pittston (Flute); Elizabeth DeMichele, Wilkes-Barre (Hermia); Drew Groblewski, Lehman (Snout); Elizabeth Hoover, Dallas (Mustardseed); Amanda Kotch, Dallas (Peasebloosom); Matthew Kropp, Wilkes-Barre (Egeus); and Kyle McCormack, Mountain Top (Demetrius).

The George P. Maffei II Theatre is located in the Administration Building on North River Street. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for King’s alumni and non-King’s students. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail To purchase tickets online, visit the website

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