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Stick some naughty faires with a mis-
matched troupe of fools, run them into a
frustrated foursome of gender-bending
lovers, dress the whole lot like the Spice
Girls and have them boogie to the live
music of local band Maschina - and you
get the musical theatre department's
wonderfully wacked-out version of
Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's
This jewel of a production runs through
Sunday night, so get to the Trueblood
Theatre early and maybe someone will be
able to sneak you in.
Clockwise from top left: Helena (Gavin Creel - yep, the guy in
the red shirt) is shocked by Lysander's (Matt Toronto) sudden affec-
tion. Bottom (Seth Hitsky) undergoes a strange transformation,
thanks to some fairy dust. Rude Mechanical Mike Short plays a wall
while Bottom rocks on. Queen Titania (Jennifer Schwarz) and King
Oberon (Eric Jackson) finally start behaving like civilized fairies.
The mischievous Puck (Catherine Marsh) toots her own horn.
photostory by idriana yugovich