First Look: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Upper Darby High School

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Upper Darby High School is preparing to kick off its 2015-16 theatre season with a classic! William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is arguably one of his most beloved works. The story follows the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens. However, when four Athenian lovers, a group of amateur actors and some fairies are involved, there is much more planned than anyone could have ever imagined. Upper Darby High School’s theatre, the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, is a three-quarter thrust as opposed to your typical proscenium. This setup not only asks actors and designers to go beyond their normal work, as they must play to more than just those in front of them, but invites the audience for a one of a kind experience in the Philadelphia region. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you a first look at the scenic design for Upper Darby High School’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

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The scenic design for A Midsummer Night’s Dream was co-designed by Upper Darby High School student Rachael Gran and mentor Tim Bruno. The lighting design was designed by Kevin McElhaney and Peter Cavanaugh. Upper Darby High School kicks off their 2015-16 theatre season with the Shakespeare classic this Friday! Performances are October 23rd and 24th at 7:30 PM and October 25th at 7 PM. For more information, visit the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center’s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter.

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