“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at SDA

By Nicole Greene, Staff Writer

Although you may be tempted to brush up on your 80’s vocabulary before going to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” you needn’t worry; SDA’s version treads the familiar territory of Elizabethan English by using Shakespeare’s original script, thine’s and cankerblossom’s included.

With their 80’s twist on Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Drama Productions has once again breathed life into a timeless play. Colorful costumes (many, many legwarmers) and multiple renditions of Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” as well as an exquisitely intricate set with the use of trapdoors, make this play like no production of Shakespeare you have ever seen before.

Alongside references to 80’s culture included “Star Wars,” David Bowie, and “The Breakfast Club,” another blast from the past comes in the form of SDA Theatre Alum Mitch Lange playing the role of Demetrius in Caleb Gibson’s stead, who couldn’t perform due to an injury Thursday night.

If you get the chance to see it, however, you’ll be in for an exceptional experience. If you didn’t manage to get tickets in time to see “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” keep an eye out for “The End of It,” a staged reading by SDA alumni on Jan. 26, and Cabaret night on Feb. 23.