Conejo Player’s Youth Theatre
A Midsummer Camp’s Dream
By Terence Patrick Hughes
Producers/Directors: Elena Mills, Beth Eslick
Music Composer/Director: Michael Kronenberg
Performance Dates: July 24 at 7pm via Zoom.
Tickets: To purchase, “Pay What You Can” tickets or for more info, visit www.conejoplayers.org or call the Box Office at 805-495-3715 or (Once you purchase a ticket, the Zoom link will be emailed to you.)
Plot Summary: Deep in the Catskill mountains, Camps Bluster and Hill-a-Wee are set into chaos as Theseus arrives to announce that he’s bought the land and must close one of the camps to make way for his new wife’s mansion and horse farm. His son Demetrius and fellow camper Lysander must now lead the boys in a winner-take-all talent show against the girls, led by Hermia and Helena, to determine which camp must be demolished at sunrise by Bottom and his comic crew of workers. All the while, King Oberon is vexed by his queen and sets his trusty aide, Puck, to scatter magic, confusion, and a good dose of laughs across the forest.
The information about the show is available at https://www.conejoplayers.org/midsummer-camps-dream-0
Cast of Characters:
Philostrate – Adeline Regier, Puck – Antonia Villalobos, Snout – Caroline Diffner Nese, Theseus – Chris Kolde, Oberon – Diego Encinas, Hermia – Dulcemaria Peralta, Helena – Emily Bram, Flute – Isabella De Los Santos, Demetrius – Jack Goldsmith, Lysander – Jake McDermott, Peaseblossom – Jocelyn Jensen, Bottom – Julia Kirkpatrick, Starveling – Kiki Lana, Egeus – Logan Filippi, Quince – Madison Burns, Stage Manager – Mia Brown,
Hippolyta – Rikka Tignac, Patricia – Samara Gaytan, Snug – Taim Bou Hassan, Titania – Zoey Goldsmith
Interesting anecdotes from our talented young cast:
Jake McDermott (11): “When I played Warbucks in Annie, I tried a bald cap, but it looked fake, so I shaved my head completely! When I came on stage, everyone gasped and laughed!”
Emily Bram (11): “I was playing Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical. I was doing bows, and I was holding onto my tail. When I bowed, my tail came off in my hand!”
Caroline Diffner Nese (12): “This show has been very interesting to work on. I’ve enjoyed Zoom rehearsals, although they’re so different than in the theatre. For example, whenever I’m “going to rehearsal” I’m just clicking on a link!”