Ken Edwards, CFNN Reporter
Do you or do you know someone who is a talented actor passionate about theatre? Well, here’s some good news!
Cape Fear has chosen A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the annual spring play, and we encourage anyone to audition. There are several different roles in the play, but the following are the main ones.
Puck is a crowd favorite. They are a clever, mischievous fairy, who always finds a way to mess everything up. Yet, the crowd still loves them.
Bottom is another character who is used as comedic relief throughout the play. He is presented as extroverted. He gets tricks pulled on him constantly.
Lysander is a courageous character, who also happens to be in love with Hermia. Hermia is in love with Lysander, which is inconvenient because her father wants her to marry Demetrius.
Demetrius is fickle, selfish and cruel. His feelings for Hermia and Helena frequently switch. This causes her to be struck with a predicament. She knows if she doesn’t marry Demetrius and marries Lysander, she’ll die. Yet, she remains hopeful.
Helena is in love with Demetrius, who is in love with her life-long best friend. She desperately chases after Demetrius throughout the play, even after he threatens her and tries to make her leave him alone.
Most of the roles in the play are gender fluid, meaning that either gender can play them, but the main characters are gender-specific. Puck can be played by a male or female. Helena, Hermia, and the Queen must be female, while Demetrius, Lysander, Bottom, and the King must be male.
Director and theatre teacher Kerri-Ann Raynor isn’t quite sure how long the production will be yet. She states, “It is an adaptation of Shakespeare, and Shakespeare is very long, and it depends on if we have to cut anything”.
The qualifications to enter the play are that you must be a Cape Fear High School student who is passing all your classes. No previous experience is required!
When asked about audition dates, Raynor responded, “It should be around the end of January beginning of February, we do not have an exact date yet”. The performance dates, however, are set.
The show will be held on April 24th and 25th. Tech week will be April 20th through the 23rd. Rehearsals will three times a week, from 4:00 pm to 5:15 or 5:30 pm. Information about the auditions will be announced soon!