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Slideshow: Students Perform Shakespeare’s <em><br>A Midsummer Nights Dream</em>

Slideshow: Students Perform Shakespeare’s
A Midsummer Nights Dream

Posted: March 13, 2018

On Saturday, March 3, the St. Genesius Players treated Thomas Aquinas College students, faculty, and families to a production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The performance marked the first ever in St. Cecilia Hall, the College’s newly completed lecture and concert building, made possible through a generous donation from the Fritz B. Burns Foundation of Los Angeles.

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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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    Slideshow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“St. Cecilia’s is such an amazing venue, and the cast was thrilled to perform in it,” says Joe Daly (’19), who co-directed the play with Juliet Atchley (’18). “The acoustics carry the voices of the actors up to the highest row, and the industrial lighting ensures that nobody misses anything happening on-stage. The dressing rooms are brilliant as well. There is one on either side of the stage, each fitted with a wall of mirrors, serious lighting, and monitors which show a live-stream of the performance. Our off-stage actors could watch the show and be ready for their cues without going out into the audience and breaking the illusion.”

It was, thanks to the inspired efforts of the staff and crew, a triumphant debut. “We are so proud of the cast, who put in so much work and truly knocked the performance out of the park,” adds Mr. Daly. “We’re also deeply grateful to the legion of people working behind the scenes, including a few of our cast members, who poured their time, talents, and resources into making this a visually and artistically beautiful production.”

 

Cast

 

Duke Theseus
Hippolyta
Philostrate
Egeus
Lysander
Hermia
Demetrius
Helena
Nick Bottom / Pyramus
Peter Quince / Prologue
Francis Flute / Thisbe
Tom Snout / wall
Snug the Joiner / Lion
Robin Starveling / Moonshine
Puck
Oberon
Titania
Peaseblossom
Cobweb
Moth
Mustardseed
Violet
Pondweed

Nico Silva(’20)
Mary-Catherine Froula (’19)
Johnathan Baur (’20)
William Meany (’18)
Jack Murphy (’19)
Rachel Williams (’19)
Brian Venegas (’19)
Cecilia Davidson (’20)
Ben Trull (’19)
Thomas Mazza (’20)
Vincent Terreri (’20)
Thoms Graf (’19)
Seamus O’Brien (’20)
Dominic Morlino (’21)
Elizabeth Meany (’20)
Graham Crawley (’20)
Zoe Appleby (’18)
Sylvia Zepeda (’20)
Morgan Simms (’20)
Angela Dobrawa (’20)
Mariah Halbur (’18)
Katie Beckman (’21)
Micaela Stoutz  (’18)

 

Br. Robert Nesbit

“It was at the College when I began to take my faith seriously. The community life, all the people, the faculty, the staff — and the Mass — all that really helped.”

– Br. Robert Nesbit, O.S.B. (’07)

“I thank you so much for what you are doing at Thomas Aquinas College. I hope there will always be a Thomas Aquinas College. Your contributions to the Church and the world are marvelous to behold.”

– John Cardinal O’Connor (†)

Archbishop of New York

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