Brought to you by Sweet Tea Shakespeare, this full cast reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Part 1 was directed by Molly Malone and produced by Artistic Director, Jeremy Fiebig, and Assistant Artistic Director, Claire Martin.
Nathan Pearce, Bottom
Traycie Kuhn-Zapata, Helena
Mia Sgambellone-Rose, Mustardseed (& Music)
Jane Moran, Starveling/Second fairy
Judson Clark, Demetrius
Cerina Johnson, Hippolyta/Titania
Saki Marie Harp, Lysander
Evan Bridenstine, Theseus/Oberon
Shelton Burkart, Snout/Cobweb
Gabe Terry, Quince/Egeus
Christine Orozco, Fairy
Tayler Cox, Moth
Taj Allen, Philostrate/ Robin/Puck
Jessie Wise, Flute/Peablossom
Laurel Moran, Hermia
David Hoyer, Snug
Thank you to our crew:
Prod. Coordinator: David Hoyer | Stage Manager: Gabe Terry | Costumer: Dena Vassey | Props: Joyce Borum | Mendelssohn Arranger: Owen Eddy | Music Director: Sarah Chapman/Gabe Terry | Resident Music Director: Jake French | Musicians: Sarah Chapman, Jonathan Breitzer, Nelson Soliva, Mia Sgambellone-Rose, Evan Bridenstine, and the entire cast on certain songs
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Plus many other parks joined our community at patreon.com/sweet Tea Shakespeare. Now one side, no, we were planning this production of Midsummer two happen in person came on the ground in may and June of 2020. When the coronavirus hit, you were already in rehearsal and we were rehearsing on zoom in the hopes that we would be able to get back together. And of course that never worked out, but we wanted to honor the work of our artists who committed their time and energy to do this.
And so we got them together on zoom over a few afternoons and recorded this audio production. Now in case no one’s told you the whole story of the coronavirus pandemic is a bunch of people like theater folks scrambling to get online. And so this was before we knew what we were doing with microphones. This is before we had managed all the technology and actually this is true for like every one on the planet. So bear with us. You might hear some funky audio from time to time, but stretch your imagination.
And I think you’ll be able to go on this transformational and transportive journey. We are always grateful for your support and I’m particularly grateful for the work of Molly in the entire cast
On this production, as well as our editor on this, my friend Jake French thanks so much and enjoy this episode of A Midsummer Night street <inaudible> now Fairy
Hippolyta are optional. Our draws on a pace for happy days, bring in another moon, but Oh you think’s how slow there’s old moon wanes anchors my desires like to a step Dame or a long with a ring out a young man’s revenue, four days will quickly steep themselves in the night and four nights will quickly trim away by the time. And then on the moon, like two silver bone, you have to hold the Knight’s across and the mentees go Philostrate stirrup up.
The Athenian. You can, betterment are awake. The part of the nimble spirit of mirth turn melancholy for the funeral. The pale companion is not for our pump. Hippolyta I would be with my sword and one day I love doing the injury, but I shall wet the, and another key with pomp, with triumph and with rivaling, Theseus a rundown at Duke. Thanks going to do you ask what’s the news with the full effect session for my, it was a complaint against my child, my daughter Hermia Stanford.
Demetrius my Nova Lord. This man have my consent to marry her stand for Lysander and Mike racist Duke. This man has to be which the bosom of my child thou thou Lysander thou has given her Rives in interchange, loved tokens with my child, thou hast by Moonlight at a window. Some of what is fading voice versus the fading love and stole the impression of her phantasy with cutting has to have a filter. My daughter’s art turn her obedience, which is do to me to stop it at harshness and a by grace is to be it.
So she will not here before you’re grace consent to marry with Demetrius. I begged the ancient privilege of actives as she is mine. I may dispose of her, which shall be either to this gentleman or to her death. According to our law immediately provided in that case.
What say you Hermia be advised fam made to you. You have a father, should we as a God one who composed your duties? Yeah. And one to home you are about as a form in wax, by him and printed and in his power to leave the figure or disfigure it. Demetrius is a worthy gentlemen.
Well in himself, he is, but in this kind, wanting your father’s choice, the other must be held the worthier.
I would, my father looked, but with my eyes,
Well rather your eyes must with his judgment. Look,
I do intrigue a grace to pardon me. I know not by what power I am made a bold nor how it may concern my modesty and such a presence here to plead my thoughts. I do, but I besiege your grace. I know the worst. Maybe follow me in this case. If I refuse to a wet Demetrius
Either to die the death or to have joy forever, there’s a society of men. Therefore Hermia question your desires. No of your youth examined well, your blood. Whether if you yield not to your father’s choice, you can do they every have a non and live a barren sister, all your own life. Chanting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon and thrice Les of the day that master.
So they have to undergo such a maiden pilgrimage, but earth, they are happy is the Rose distilled. Then that witch with a ring on the Virgin, thorn grows and lives and dies and a single blessedness.
So I will grow so live so die. My Lord air, I will yield my version pattern of on to his board ship, who is on wish it yoke my soul consents, not to give sovereignty,
To pause and buy the next new moon. The ceiling date between us by 11, me from everlasting bond to a fellowship upon that day, either prepared to die the death for disobedience to your father’s will or else to emit when Demetrius as he would a four on Diana’s alter to protest for eye austerity and single life
Relent suite. Hermia in my Sandow you and I take like the title of my sermon, right? You have her father’s love to Matrice. Let me have Hermia is, do you marry him scornful? Lysander true. You have to have my love. And what is mine in? My love shall render him. And she is mine and all my right to her. I do estate of two Demetrius. I am my Lord as well.
Derived as he as well possessed. My love is more than his.
My fortunes every way is fairly ranked. If not with vantage as Demetrius. And which is more than all these boasts can be. I am beloved of beauty as Hermia. Why should not. I then prosecute my right Demetrius of a voucher to is head made love to neighbor’s daughter Helena in one herself and she is sweet lady, dopes, devoutly, dotes, dotes in idolatry upon this spotted and in man,
I must confess that I had heard so much in With demetrius.com spoke thereof, but being over full of self affairs, my mind did lose it. Well Demetrius calm. Energy is calm. I have some private schooling for you, both for You fair. Hermia look U on yourself to fit your fancy is to your father’s will or else the ancient law of Athens gets you up to death or to have a valve, a single life.
How now they call it that watch here at my love. A Demetrius energy is to go along. I must employ are you in some business against are a nutshell law and confer with you of something nearly that concerns yourselves with duty and desire. We follow you.
Oh no, I love why is your cheek? So pail, how a chance the Rose is their do you feel are so fast? He liked for a while
Of rain, which I could well, but team from the Tempest of my eyes.
Hi me for all that I could ever read, could ever hear by tale or history or the course of true love, never did run smooth, but either it was different in blood
Across to beat too high, to be in thrall to low
Or else. Miss Gafford in respect of years,
To be to old being gauged to a young man
Or else it stood upon the choice of friends.
Hello, to choose love by another’s eyes.
Or if there were a sympathy in choice, ward, death, or a sickness, it lay siege to it, making it momentary is a sound Swift. It is a shadow short as any Dream brief as the lightning in the colleague, Night that in a spleen unfolds both heaven and earth and air. A man has power to st. Peter, the jaws of darkness do devour it up so quick, bright things come to confusion.
If then true lovers have ever been crossed. It stands as an edict in destiny. Then let us teach our trial patients because it is a customary cross as do, to love as thoughts and dreams and sys wishes and tears. Poor fancies followers,
A good persuasion. Oh, therefore hear me. Hermia I have a widow aunt, a dad with you’re of great revenue. And she has no child from Athens is her house remote seven weeks. And she respects me as her only son, their gentle Hermia ma I Mary, the end to that place, the sharp Athenian law cannot pursue us.
If that loves me, then steal forth thy father’s house tomorrow night and in the woods ELEAGUE without the town where I did meet the ones with Helena. Did you go observance to a more end of may there will I stay for the,
I could Lysander I swear to lead by Cupid strongest bow by his best era, with the golden head, by the simplicity of being as high as doves, I all the vowels at ever men have wrote a number more than ever a woman’s spoke. And that same place though has a point in me tomorrow. Truly I will meet with the,
He promised love. Look here comes Helena.
How has it stayed there Helena whether a way call you to be fair. That fair again, and say Demetrius loves your Farrow. Happy their eyes are Lodestars in your tongue. Sweet air more tuneable than Lark to Shepherd’s ear. Wheat is Greene. When Hawken puts up here, sickness is catching on our favor. So the doors would I catch for Hermia air. I go, my ear should catch your voice. My eye, your eye, my tongue should get your tongue.
Sweet melody with a world. Mind Demetrius being baited. The rest I’d give to bet you translate it. Teach me how you look and with what are two swayed. The motion of Demetrius is hard. I frown upon him yet. He loves me still. You know, that’s your frowns can teach my smile. It’s a skill. I give him Kirsten as yet. He gives me love. Oh, that my prayers can such affection move. The more I hate, the more he follows me, the more I love, the more he hated me.
His folly Helena is no fault of mine. Number to your beauty was at fault where mine take comfort. He no more shall see my face Lysander and myself will fly this place before the time I did Lysander see, seemed Athens as a paradise to me. And then what grace is in my love to dwell that he have turned. I heaven unto a hell,
Helen to you, our minds, we will unfold tomorrow night when Phoebe just behold her silver visage in the watery glass decking with liquid Pearl, the bladed grass at a time that lovers is flights, but it still can seal it through Athens Gates. Have we devised to a day
And in the woods were often you and I upon faint Primrose bed, where we want to lie, emptying our bosoms, have their sweet Council there. My Lysander and myself shall meet and dance from Athens, turn away our eyes to seek new friends and strange are companies who they are. Well Sweet light play fellow Cray for us and good luck rant VII. Demetrius keep word Lysander. You must start our site from lovers food till Mauro deep midnight.
I will. My Hermia Helena a day. As you want to him, Demetrius dote on You how happy some are. Some can be through Athens. I am thought a spare. She is, but what if that Demetrius thinks not? So he will not know what all, but they do know. And as he airs Dodie on Hermia his eyes. So I admiring of his qualities, things based and vial holding. No quantity. Love can transpose to form and dignity love.
Look’s not with the eyes with the mind. And therefor, as we need, keep it painted blind nor half loves mind. If any judgment tastes wings, no eyes figure on a CD eight. And therefor is love said to be a child because in choice, he is so often beguiled as wag as boys and King themselves for swear. So the boy love is perjured everywhere for air Demetrius looked on. Hermia his eyes he hailed on, Oh, is the key. We’re only mine. And when this hail some heat from Hermia felt so he dissolved in showers of oats.
Did melt have a go tell him at their home he is flight into the woods. Well, he, tomorrow Night pursue her. And this intelligence, if I have things, it is a Deere expense, but here in Nina and I to enrich my pain, to have his site through there and back again,
Is it all our company here? You our best to call them in generally man, by a man. According to the script, here is the scroll of every man’s name, which was not fit through all Athens to play in our interlude before the Duke and that, that just on his wedding day at night. But first good. Peter Quince save with the play treats on, then read the names of the actors. And so grow to a point. Mary on our plate is the most lamentable comedy and to most cruel death of Pyramus.
And Thisbe a very good piece of work I assure. And Mary now, Peter Quince call a fourth year. actors’ by the scroll masters spreads ourselves and say, as I call You Nick Bottom through Weaver, ready name what? Part I am four and proceed. You and Nick, Bottom our set down for Pyramus. What is Pyramus? I loved her or a tyrant, a lover that kills himself.
Most of gallons for the love that will ask some tears and the true performing of it. If I do it, let the audience looks their eyes. I will move storms. I will condole in some measure to the rest yet my chief humor is for a tyrant. I could play air Please rarely or part to tear a cat in to make all splits. But are you doing rocks and shivering shocks show break the locks of a prison Gates and feel this is gone.
So Shai in from far in the fall as fate. Now name the rest of the players’. It just floats at the bellows mender here, Peter Quince Flute you must take this beyond you. What is this? Be a wandering Night it is the lady that Pyramus must love. Let me not play a woman.
I have a beard coming. That’s all one. You shall play it in a mask and you may speak as small as you will. And I may hide my face. Let me play this. Be true. I’ll speak. And a monstrous little voice. There is a Thursday. Oh, miss my love idea.
No, you must play Paramis. And Flute you fist be well proceed. Robyn. Starveling the Taylor here. Peter Quince Robyn. Starveling you must play Thisbe his mother. Tell us about the taker. He and Peter Quince You Pyramus is father my self fizz by his father. Snug the joint. Are you the lions? Part and I hope here is a play fitted.
He’s a lion’s part written pre you, if it be, give it me for, I am slow of study. You may do it. Extemporary for this thing, but roaring, Oh, let me play the lie in to, I will go or that I will do any man’s heart. Good to hear me. I will roar that. I will make the Duke say, let him roar again. Let him roar again. And you should do it too terribly. You would Frank the Duchess end of the ladies that they would shriek and that they were enough to hang us all.
<inaudible> then I will aggravate my voice so that I will for you as gently as any sucking dove, I will go, are you and to work any Nightingale, you can say no part, but Pyramus four Peerless is a Sweet face to man, a proper man, as one shall see on a summer’s day, a most lovely gentleman like man, therefore you must need play.
Pyramus well, I will undertake it. What beard were the best to play it in. Y you will now masters here on your part and I am too intrigued. You request you and desire for you to cut them by tomorrow night and meet me in the palace with a mile without the town, by Moonlight there we’ll we rehearsed for it. We’d meet in the city. We shall be talked with company and our devices. No, I pray.
You fail me. Not. We will meet and their, we may rehearse the most obscene lady and courageously take pains to be perfect. I do at the Duke’s Oak, we meet enough to hold or a cut of both strings.
Hello? Now, a spirit with a wand. Are you okay?
Over Hill, over Dale, there a blush, a thorough Brier over park. We’re pay after a flood. They are on fire. I do wander everywhere. Swift are fair, and I serve the fairy queen to do her orbs upon the green with cowslips tall, her pensioners be and their gold coats spots. You see those bee rubies. Fairy favours in those breadcrumbs live in their sabers. I must go seek some dewdrops here and hang a Pearl in every cowslips ear that are well. Now a lot of spirits I’ll be gone, are clean and all our elders come here and on the team.
Keep us rebels here tonight. Take here. The queen comes with an, a site for Oberon is passing bill and wrath because that’s she, as her attended had a lovely boy that’s stolen from an Indian because I had so speed to change a thing and jealous Oberon. It would have the child now to this train to trace the fourth mile, but she purports with holds. They love it boy, and a balance, and it makes him all her joy. And now they never meet in Rome or the green by County Vieira, Spangled star like sheen, but they
Do a square that all the elves for fear creep into the acorn cups and I then their
Either I’m a steak, your shape and making quite, or a few are that shrewd in a neighbor strike called Robin Goodfellow, not here. That strikes the maidens of the village, skim milk, and sometimes Labour in the corn in bootlace makes the breakfast husks white churn, and sometimes make the drink to bear no barn mislead. Night launders laughing at their heart. How is that? All you and sweet Puck. You can do their work and they shall have a good luck. Are you not here?
Don’t speak as to the right. I am that Merry wander or of the nights. I just Oberon and make him smile. When I have that <inaudible> meeting and likeness, I’m a fairly close and sometimes a guy and the gossip bone and the likeness of a most of the crime. And when she drinks against her lips, I Bob, and on the weather do that, or the El the what?
Sometime for three bullets, stole mistake at me, then slip buy from her mom down top and tail up in the whole choir, a hole there and waxing and mirth in peace and swear a merrier aloe. It was never a wasted. There was a very good over on,
And here are my mistress. Would that he was gone
No met by Moonlight. Proud Titania
Well, that’s a jealous Oberon berries, skipped hints. I have forced more in his bed and his company
Terry rash. Want to know, am I not by you Lord?
Well, then I must be done, but I know it now has stolen away from the very end and in the shape of Corey and said all day, playing on pipes of corn in the first thing, love to see a LIDAR. Why is art thou here coming from the farthest speak of India, but that’s for SU the bouncing Amazon. You’re a bus skinned mistress. As you know, a warrior Theseus must be wedded as you come to make their bed joy and prosperity.
Ken style bus for shame Titania glance at my credit with a politician, knowing I know that I love to, Theseus still not lead him through the delivering dog to parent who not whom he ravish should and make him with fear equally, just break is faith with area and me and, and tie up.
Well, these are the forgeries of jealousy and never since middle summer, spring med, we are at Hill and Dale for us, the more meat, but with the eyeballs calc test disturbed Hours sport. Therefore the piping to us in vain as in ribbons, kind of sucked up from the sea contagious bonds, which falling in the land, every penalty river mates, so proud that they have overboard, their continents, the ox therefore stretched his yoke in, or the plow in Manhattan lost his sweats in the green corn Hackerati at Eric’s youth attained a beard.
The folds stands empty in the dry field and CHROs are bad at, with a mirror and a black, no night is now with him or Carol blessed. Therefore the moon, the governess of floods, pail in her anger washes all that rheumatic diseases, dual bound. And through this, this temperature, we see the Sisense alter where we hit it. First of all, in this fresh slab with the Crimson Rose in on old Hines bit.
And I see crown and odor is Chaplet of Sweet summer. Bloods is as an mockery set the spring, the summer, the child, the autumn, the angry winter changed their wants and deliveries, and the amazing world by their increased now knows nuts, which is which, and this same progeny of evils comes from our debate. From our descension. We are in the parents and original.
Are you amended, then it lives with you. Why should Titanic cross her? Oberon I do put back a little change in the child to be my henchman
Set your heart at rest, or the fairyland land buys not the child’s with me. His mother was buttress of my order and in the spice at Indian air by night, we often had she gossiped by my side and sat with me on Neptunes is yellow sands, Mark, and B embark at trader’s Honda as the lead, when we have lacked and to see the sales can see and grow big belly with the wanton wind, which she was pretty and swimming gate, following a womb, then Ridge with my young Squire, with imitate and sail upon the lands of French be trifles in return again as from a volume of a bridge with merchandise, but she being mortal of that boy to die.
And for her sake, do I have, you’re a pro boy. And for her sake, I will not part of him.
How long within this word intend to stay. That’s it
Per chance. Two after Theseus is a wedding day. It, you won’t pay a strictly dancing our round and see our Moonlight rebels go with us. If not shun me and I will spare you and your haunts.
Give me the boy and I will go with you.
Well, not for that very kingdom. There is a way when we should tried to buy a longer stay. Well, go by way
Of a shop, not from this Grove till I told Mindy for this injury gentle Puck come here there. I remember just since when I sat upon a momentary and herd a mermaid on the dolphins back, and certain stores shot madly from this fears to here, the seed mates Music
That is very time I saw, but that could not flying between the cold moon in the earth. Cupid, all armed certain aim. He took at a fair Vestal, throne it in the West and loose his love shaft smartly from its bow. As it appears to a hundred thousand Harts, it fell upon a little Western flower before milk white now purple with Love’s wound and maidens call it love in idleness.
That just me, that flower or the herb I showed the once, the juice of it on sleeping eyelids late will make all man or woman madly don’t upon the next life of creature that it seize fetch me at Harp and be thou here again, or the Leviathan can see it on me.
I’ll put the girdle a round about the earth in 40 minutes.
And what’s this juice I’ll watch Titania when she is asleep and drop the liquor, have it in her eyes. Okay. The next thing then she waking looks upon, be it on the lion bear Wolf or a bull she saw pursuing with the soul of love and air that take that child from office site. As I can do it with another earth, I’ll make her a render up her page to be, it comes together.
I am invisible. We will hear their conference.
I love the not their fault. Pursue me not. Where is Lysander and fair. Hermia the one on one. Stay on the other. Stay with me. They’ll told to me they were stolen on to this wood. And here am I and wood within this world because I cannot meet my Hermia. Hence get them gone. Follow me no more. You draw me. You hard-hearted adamant, but yet you draw not. I in from my heart is this true? Is a steal. Maybe here, a power to draw, and I shall have no power to follow you, but do I entice you?
You, I speak you Fehr or rather doing it. Not in play to the truth to tell you, I do not know where I cannot love you. And even for that, I do love you. The more I am your spaniel. And Demetrius the more you beat me, I will fall on you use me, but as your spaniel spurned me, strike me, neglect me, lose me. Only gave me leave on working as I am to follow. You tend to not too much of the hatred of my spirit for I am sick. When I do look, I’m the, and time sick. When I look not on you, you, you do impeach your modesty two much to leave the city and commit yourself into the hands of one that loves you not to trust the opportunity of Night with the rich words, their virginity.
You’re a virtue is my privilege, but that it is not Night when I do see your face. Therefore, I think I am not in the Night. No, not This would lack worlds of a company for you in my respect are all in the world. And how can it be said I am alone when all the world does, he had to look on me. I’ll run from the inside of me in the breaks, and we’d be to the mercy of Wilder beast, or the wildest half of not such a heart as you were on. When you will. The story shall be changed. Apollo flies and Daphne holds the chase.
The dove pursues, the Griffin, the mild time makes speed to catch the tiger bootlace speed. When cowardice, pursues and Valor flies, I will not stay with the questions. Let me go. Or if they’ll follow me and do not believe, but I shall do the mischief in the wood. Aye. In the temple, the town in the field, you to me mischief. So I Demetrius, you’re wrong is to set a scandal on my sex. We cannot fight for love as men may do. We should be moved and we’re not made to Whoa, Well follow the and make a heaven of hell to die upon the hand.
They were the wellness, or he knew me in this Grove, thou shall fly him and he shall see, you can die. Love asked the flower there to wander. There it is. I pray. Thee gave it to me. I know a bank where the wild time blows, where Oxford’s in the nodding. Violet grows quite over canopy with luscious Woodbine, with sweet Musk roses.
And with excellent time there sleeps. Titania sometime have a night lulled in these flours with dancers and a light and their, the snake throws her enameled skin. We’d wide enough to wrap a farrier and with the juice of this aisle, streak her eyes and make her full of hateful fantasies. Take out some of it and see through this Grove.
A sweet Athenian lady is in love with a disdainful youth, annoyed his eyes, but do it when the next thing he is, spies may be the lady and I’ll show, you know, him buy the Athenian Carmen. So we have on effected with
Some care that he may prove more fond on her than she upon her. And look there and make me are the first Cox CHRO.