The cast of Portland Actors Ensemble’s 2014 Summer Shakespeare in the Parks touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Photo by Tim Young)

Hello friends!  This is it!  It’s the final weekend for you to come out and see Portland Actors Ensemble’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Portland Actors Ensemble's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Reed College

Our Young Lovers Quartet will be looking for you this weekend!  (top to bottom:  Mathew Sunderland (Demetrius), Tara Hersberger (Helena), David Bellis-Squires (Lysander), Mariel Sierra (Hermia)

Portland Actors Ensemble has shows this Saturday, August 30th, Sunday, August 31st, and Monday, September 1st, with all shows starting at 3 pm and running until approximately 5:20 PM.   The performances will be held at Reed College, SE Woodstock and SE Reed College Pl., on the lawn south of Eliot Hall.  You can find our show schedule here with all the information, including directions, maps and more.

There’s lots of nice shade at this park, and the weather should be lovely, so bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic, and come join us!  This is a very family friendly, action-packed and funny show, and features several local students as fairies, so be sure to bring the kids.  Don’t miss out, because it’s our last weekend!

Portland Actors Ensemble's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Reed College

Puck (Kate Belden) working her magic (Photo:  The Dalles Chronicle, Mark B. Gibson)

 

 

 

I’ve had a great time this summer bringing you the interview series, Quince’s Queries, throughout the run of the show, where you get to meet and cast and crew of this fabulous production.  You can visit our Blog page to find all of them, and you can subscribe to our blog to get all the latest news and information from PAE and never miss a post!

 

 

 

 

Portland Actors Ensemble's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Reed College

The Mechanicals lay it down in the Opening Rap–left to right:  Curt Hanson (Snug the Joiner, Toby Gollihar (Snout the Tinker, Michael Godsey (Nick Bottom the Weaver), and Athena McElrath (Petra Quince).  (Photo by Froto Grapharing.)

Portland Actors Ensemble's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Reed College

Pyramus (Michael Godsey) and Thisbe (K. J. McElrath) will express their joy if you come see the show! ( Photo by Froto Grapharing.)

Portland Actors Ensemble's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Reed College

Titania (Jen Elkington) in her bower, waiting for you this weekend at the show! (Photo by Tim Young)

Portland Actors Ensemble's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Reed College

So will Titania’s Fairies (Photo by Tim Young).

Portland Actors Ensemble's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Reed College

Oberon (Patrick Cox) will be watching for you to come see the show! ( Photo by Froto Grapharing.)

Portland Actors Ensemble's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Reed College

Dont’ let the moon go down without you attending A Midsummer Night’s Dream this weekend!  (left to right:  Pyramus (Michael Godsey) and Quince (Athena McElrath) ( Photo by Froto Grapharing.)

For more show information, including cast and crew lists, and to see maps and directions, you can visit Portland Actors Ensemble’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream show schedule.  There’s also a great study guide for the show, prepared by our director, Douglas Lay.

We also have some fantastic new Shakespeare Educational Outreach shows that will be going  into local schools this fall.  You can find more information about bringing Shakespeare to your School on our website.

Have any questions about A Midsummer Night’s Dream?  We’d love to hear about it down in the comments, so feel free to stop by and say hi!

 

 

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Till next time,

Take pains; be perfect; adieu!

DCFC0486.JPGAthena McElrath is an actor and singer who is also an Administrative Board member with Portland Actor’s Ensemble.  She helps PAE with social media and educational outreach.  She often works onstage with her husband, K.J. McElrath, in their cabaret act, called McElrath Cabaret, which features songs from classic Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley.  For more:  http://mcelrathcabaret.com/

 

 

 

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