Drama students prepare to perform Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Del Mar’s Drama Department presents Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” opening for a two-weekend run on Nov. 11. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Sue Sellors-Finley Theatre on Heritage Campus.

Student Appreciation Night is Nov. 17. Any current student ID from any college of university in the area will allow students to redeem a free ticket at the box office and entrance to a reception afterward.

Nov. 18 is DMC Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night. They will receive two tickets at the door and there will be a reception afterward as well.

Widely considered Shakespeare’s most accessible comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is “tons of fun” according to the show’s director, Carl Yowell.

Set in the forests around Athens, lovers get lost, romantic affections are toyed with, head shapes are changed and a play is put on within the play.

Nearly 30 Del Mar College students take part in what Yowell describes as “a collaborative adventure.”

Known for adding words and whole phrases to the English language, Shakespeare gave up a few gems in this comedy, such as: “Oh, what fools these mortals be” and “…And though she be but little, she is fierce.”

Good language aside, the actors are excited about the costumes too. Brennen Bellows, who plays one of the four lovers in the play, tied his cape in the particular way taught by the costumes department and pointed to his favorite part.

“The boots. I love the boots,” he said.

For more information on the performance or to purchase tickets, visit the Del Mar website

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