After 35 years and a recent change in ownership, Short Shakespearean, a local youth theater program, has not slowed down a bit. Since Sherry Schreck, the founder of the program, reitred last summer, the program has been handed over to Kelly Atwood who will now direct. This summer, the troupe will be performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, one of a handful Shakespeare plays they rotate through.
This year’s cast includes Parker Smith as Nick Bottom, the weaver; Noah Monson as Francis Flute; Cassie Noyd as Peter Quince; Cheyenne McKee as Robin Starveling; Olivia Noyd as Tom Snout; Samuel Talbot as Snug the joiner; Peyton Smith as Biddy Bantam; Henry Talbot as Theseus; Lara Hefner as Hippolyta; Zach Noyd as Philostrate; Martin Talbot as Egeus; Zoe White as Hermia; Emma Savage as Helena; Mason Atwood as Lysander; Christopher Danko as Demetrius; Oscar Valencia as Oberon; Alyssa Woods as Puck; Kade Devereaux as Little Puck; Jazmine White as Tatania; Abby Danko as Peaseblossom; Sophie Looney Abney as Gillyflower; Kaya McKee as Cobweb; Abby Carlson as Moth; Ella Bradshaw as Mustardseed; Dorian Smith as Honeysuckle; Joanna Talbot as Dewdrop; Lauren Bixby as Saffron and William Tiffany as Changeling Boy.
Tickets are on sale now at Pak-It-Rite, pick up yours for one of five performances from Aug. 7–10. Tickets are $8 for children, $10 for seniors, and $12 for adults, with evening shows every night starting at 7 p.m. and a matinee Saturday at 2 p.m.