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Once you purchase your ticket, you will receive your access code via email.  Ticket holders can start their stream anytime between 5/21/21 at 7:00 p.m. and 6/4/21 at 9:00 p.m.  Once started, you have 24 hours to enjoy the production. Please click HERE for access to our Virtual Program!

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Time remaining to catch this incredible show!

"Thankfully, the script remains faithful to Shakespeare’s text, even as it jumps the setting forward 400-plus years into the digital world."

-- Waterbury Republican-American

Midsummer Virtual Program
Join us as we retreat into a technological fantasy world where humans and fairies cross paths and affect the world around them via a series of mishaps, misunderstandings and misadventures.
Set in summer 2020, our highly innovative streamed production of 'Midsummer' retains faithfulness to Shakespeare's brilliant text, plot and characters, while flipping the script a bit by musicalizing famous passages and removing the story from its traditional forest setting into a different kind of forest: the inner workings of the digital world we have relied so heavily on for connection since the outset of the global pandemic.

HERMIA...........................   Emma Blanchette

LYSANDER......................   Ben Reynolds

HELENA..........................    Sylvia Sonenstein

DEMETRIUS...................    Kenneth Pelphrey

THESEUS........................    Martin Smith

HIPPOLYTA....................     Barbara Hentschel

PHILOSTRATE...............     Jake Egan

OBERON..........................   Noah Sonenstein

TITANIA...........................    Norah Stotz

PUCK................................   Harper Hellerman

PEASEBLOSSOM............. Theo Zucconi

MOTH................................. Sylvia Sonenstein

COBWEB............................ Emma Blanchette

MUSTARDSEED................ Ben Reynolds 

QUINCE............................   Noah Enjalran

BOTTOM..........................   Dean Paglino

FLUTE..............................    Theo Zucconi

SNUG...............................    Brician Belizaire

SNOUT............................    Julia Murphy

STARVELING..................    Juna Banks

CAST BIOS

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Special thanks to Jesse Williams and Zip06 for granting permission to share this amazing interview with members of our youth cast!

We love the feedback we've been getting from audience members!  Keep it coming!  Email us at fusetheatrect@gmail.com and we'll quote you.

"If you can get me to watch Shakespeare and not turn it off, you have truly succeeded. Because I seriously loathe it." --Billy D.

"Yesterday I watched Midsummer Night's Dream and was transported.Your production design was mindblowing. The richness of the colors and psychedelic effects were amazing. I can't imagine how you did that and the time you must have invested in creating this.  That production was a great educational vehicle for budding young actors.  Lydia's music with her mix of genres added to the experience.  What's coming up next with FUSE?" -Judy W.

I'm 90 years old, have seen a lot of Shakespeare's plays and hugely enjoyed your rewired production  -- it's a wonderfully comic slap in the face (or kick in the ass)  to the pandemic that had so darkened this past year. -- Gene M.

"Ready to view the world of performance with new eyes after this.You have raised the bar.... and spirits!" -- Catherine P.

"Creativity must have been spilling out of your ears from being pent up!" -- Angela J.

 "AMAZING. Fantastic job by all, truly. What you have done with this creative piece is brilliant." -- Cyndi C.
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"Thankfully, the script remains faithful to Shakespeare’s text, even as it jumps the setting forward 400-plus years into the digital world. The digital scenic design and artwork by April Chateauneuf are stunning, putting the fairy world at the end of a digital tunnel. The original pop-rock songs by Arachne utilize Shakespeare’s original text as lyrics. They gently punctuate the action at just the right times and leave us wanting more."

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We love this article in the Waterbury Republican-American about [Buffalo, NY] native, CT-based #midsummerrewired Composer Lydia Arachne!  Her music is definitely something to get excited about.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Psst... The cast album drops SOON. 

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