Gates McFadden Files

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Character: Prologue, Fairy, Hippolyta/Helena (understudy)

Directed by: James Lapine

Written by: William Shakespeare (play)

Produced by: Joseph Papp

Cast Members: Christine Baranski, Paul Bates, Tessa Capodice, Kevin Conroy, Peter Crook, Jeffrey DeMunn, Ralph Drischell, James Hurdle, William Hurt, Ricky Jay, Rick Lieberman

Venue: Delacorte Theater, New York

Production Dates: August 3 - September 5, 1982

Genre: Comedy

The play portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set.

Script developed by Never Enough Design