The Shakespeare play is a comedy that revolves around several characters, including a magical king and queen who are having a lover's spat, four young lovers who fall in love with the wrong person (thanks to a misguided magic spell), a group of hapless actors who hope for a royal performance, and a man who is stuck with the head of a donkey.
Let's continue our interviews with the cast! Today we're on the mortal side of the equation, as we hear from one of the two members of royalty represented in the show.
Q: What character do you play?
Madalein: I play Hippolyta. Hippolyta is the queen and married to Thesus. She's authoritative and doesn't really agree much with her husband. She's quiet but voices her opinions.
Q: Why did you want to be part of this show?
Madalein: I wanted to be a part of the show because I've always found Shakespeare interesting. It's how theatre first began. It's like going all the way back to the beginning.
Q: Was it difficult to learn the dialogue?
Madalein: Yes! Some of the words look like modern day words but are said differently just in that time period.
Q: Why would you recommend this show to our readers?
Madalein: I would recommend this show to the readers because it's just different! They're probably used to seeing a show they've heard of more often, or something not Shakespeare. It's not everyday one sees or listens to it.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be presented at the Cabell County Public Library at 455 9th Street (3rd Floor) on April 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and April 18 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. To reserve tickets call 304-416-KIDS.