Patrick Cox as Oberon



We just completed a really fun performance to a large audience last weekend of Portland Actors Ensemble’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the 2014 Summer Shakespeare in the Parks free touring show,  at the Maryhill Museum of Art, and The Dalles Chronicle newspaper featured us!


You can find a link to the full article here.


Enjoy some pictures from this performance.  (Source for all pictures:  The Dalles Chronicle.)  Costume design by Sherry Ostendorf, and set design by Jim Ricks-White.  Directed by Douglas Lay.

Jennifer Elkington as Titania, Queen of the Fairies

Some of our Young Fairies

Michael Godsey as Bottom

The Young Lovers:  left to right–Tara Hershberger, Matthew Sunderland, Mariel Sierra, and David Bellis-Squires

Kate Belden as Puck

Athena McElrath as Petra Quince

Athena McElrath as Petra Quince and K.J. McElrath as Thisbe

Portland Actors Ensemble’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream plays every weekend from July 12th through Labor Day.

You can find our show schedule for Portland Actors Ensemble’s free 2014 touring show A Midsummer Night’s Dream here–please join us and see this free production that runs July 12th through September 1st.  We also have a brilliant study guide prepared for this show by our wonderful director, Douglas Lay, so check it out!


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: