Headshot of Clair Milligan as the character Puck.
Clair Milligan as “Puck” in the JD Players production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The Jefferson Davis Players of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis Campus in Gulfport will conclude their 2018-2019 season with Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Performances will be in the campus Fine Arts Auditorium April 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m.

“A Midsummer” is about Four Athenians who run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy make both boys fall in love with the same girl. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his Master play a trick on the Fairy Queen. In the end, Puck reverses the magic, and the two couples reconcile and marry. Along with all of this mayhem, come a troupe of mercantile workers who put on a play for the duke.

“The students have enjoyed discovering the language of Shakespeare and all the hilarious moments that they could find in this wonderful story,” said Ryan Pierini, director and theatre instructor.  “The course of true love never did run smooth, and this play proves it!”

The cast is Katarina Carr as Hermia; Peyton Glydewell as Demetrius; Stephanie Hartley as Helena and Titania; Anthony Pyle as Lysander and Oberon; Claire Milligan as Puck; and
Katarina Carr as a Fairy.  The infamous mechanicals include Peyton Glydewell as Bottom the Weaver; Chandee Carson as Peter Quince; Devin Stevenson as Flute the Bellows Mender; Tim Clemmey as Snug the Joiner; Kenny Yocom as Starveling the Tailor; and Rowdy Green as Snoutthe Tinker.

Tickets are $8 regular admission and $5 for students and children ages 4-17.  For tickets, call 228.897.3931 or visit mgccc.edu/jd-players.

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