BRIGHAM CITY — What happens when a drama club attempts to put on a Shakespeare play in a haunted theater? Comedy of Shakespearean proportions, of course, as “A Mid-School Night’s Dream” opens Thursday, May 3, at the Fine Arts Center in Brigham City.
In this modern twist on Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the ghosts wreak havoc on the students, who become the victims of mixed-up love spells. The play also incorporates other Shakespeare plays and elements of the Bard’s own life.
The plot includes mistaken identities, people falling in love with the wrong people, cross-dressing to comic effect and one particularly pesky spirit by the name of Peck. But at the end of the play — as with any Shakespearean comedy — all is well and ends well.
“You haven’t seen Shakespeare like this,” said director and playwright Kamron Klitgaard, in a press release.
Cast members, all high school students, include Kailie DeFriez, Daniel Baird, Bruce Baird, Matthew Payne, Richelle Sutton, Jeremy Ream, Michelle Glenn, Adam Wheatley, Emily Johnson, Alex Patterson, Kati Klitgaard, Luke Barton, Abby Laing, Becky Collins and Becca Jeppsen.
“A Mid-School Night’s Dream” is presented by FACE (Fine Arts Center Entertainers) and will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 3-5 at the Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West, Brigham City. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and ages 12 and younger. Call 435-723-0740 for more information.