Success for Trinity Theatre in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: Photogallery

View photogalleryThe production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” proved to be a huge success for the College’s theatre program, with two performances added to accommodate ticket sales.

Six total performances made this classic, comedic fairytale one of Trinity theatre’s most popular productions in recent years.

“Many people think that they won’t understand Shakespeare, but Shakespeare is meant to be performed,” said David Hoekman ’12 of Grand Rapids, Michigan, who played the mischievous fairy Puck. “‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ demands a lot of energy and is a very physical play, and everyone loves physical comedy.”

Besides stellar acting from new and veteran student actors, the show’s success has also been attributed to the excellent direction of Dr. John Sebestyen, assistant professor of communication arts and director of theatre.

“Dr. Sebestyen works so hard to bring us together as a cast and highlight our specific talents,” said Alyssa Guerrin ’12 of Holland, Michigan, who played the role of Titania, Queen of the Fairies. “He picked an amazing show, and gave us the proper tools to make this show a success.”

“Dr. Sebestyen’s directing and vision of the play made it understandable and enjoyable, even to people who generally don’t like Shakespeare,” added Stephanie Avila ’12 of Chicago, Illinois, who played Hermia, one of the four lovers. “It was a great feeling to know that the community enjoyed the play so much.”

Learn more about Dr. Sebestyen.