Have you ever wondered what Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream would look like if it took place on the Jersey Shore? The York Rose Players (with St. George’s) just wrapped up their spring production of Midsummer/Jersey.
Midsummer/Jersey is the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey. The story revolves around the impending marriage of the Governor of New Jersey, the love affairs of four beach-bound high school crushes, a lively crew of fairies and the staff of the local beauty salon (run by Patti Quince and Stylist Nikki Bottom). The night takes a magical turn when Oberon and the impish Puck arrive on the scene armed with a powerful love potion and a desire for mischief making. With several weddings and the acting careers of six beauticians hanging in the balance, the lovers take to the boardwalk, backed by pop music and an iPhone-obsessed wood sprite.
Over 50 cast and crew were involved in this production. Special thank you to: Shannon Harrigan (Director), Monique Marcotte (Set and Crew), Sam Berry (Technical Crew and Sound), Skyler, Gr. 11, and Chloe, Gr. 11 (Choreography), all of the actors and crew.