'Midsummer' is in February at Kingman High
Drama Dept. performs Shakespeare play Feb. 11-13
KINGMAN - Kingman High School's drama department will put on one of William Shakespeare's most well-known and beloved comedies this February.
KHS's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will run Feb. 11, 12 and 13 at the school's Hilda Aguilar Center for the Performing Arts. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. each night, and tickets are available at the door, priced at $4 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for Renaissance students.
The play features three separate plots involving a group of Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, who all fall under the spell of a group of fairies living in the forest after being brought together by the coming wedding of Theseus, the duke of Athens and Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazons.
The play, which dates back to 1595, is being directed by KHS physics teacher Tom Jennings and will feature more than 30 student actors, by far the largest cast Jennings has ever directed.
"Normally, I get 20 to 30 trying out, but this play had 65 try out for it," Jennings said. "For years, we didn't do any Shakespeare, but including this year, we've done plays for the last three years, and "Midsummer Night's Dream" is the best one of all."
Full-costume dress rehearsals are set for 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 through 10. For more information on the play, call Jennings at (928) 692-6480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.