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A Midsummer Night's Dream, October 26-29

Temple High School Theatre Arts will present its first production of the 2017-18 school year October 26-28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Performances will be at the Temple High Auditorium, 415 North 31st Street in Temple. Tickets are available from cast and crew members, or online at SeatYourself.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare's most popular comedy, was written around 1594 or 1595. It takes place in a mythical Athens and in an enchanted forest. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder — it's about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all.

Theseus (Kadaron Sledge), the Duke of Athens is preparing for his marriage to Hippolyta (Sereniti Patterson), the Queen of the Amazons with a four-day festival. He commissions his Master of the Revels (Morgan Madsen) to find suitable amusements for the occasion.

An Athenian nobleman (Austin Boatman) wishes his daughter Hermia (Callie Ortega) to marry Demetrius (Seth Little), but Hermia is in love with Lysander (Gabriel Salazar) and refuses to comply. To escape the arranged marriage, the couple elopes into the woods, pursued by Helena (Adara Felix), who is also in love with Demetrius. A love quadrangle develops among the young lovers when mischievous Puck (Sierra Amalbart) plays Cupid.

Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors (Kerynn Eckenrode, Torrie Culp, D’Andre Wright, Caleb Gommert, Daniel Salazar and Chrissy Upchurch) rehearses a badly-written play they hope to perform for the duke and his bride. Soon all find their lives changed by the doings of Oberon (Anthony Williamson) and Titania (Grace Mellette), the warring king and queen of the fairies.

CLICK HERE for the Information Page about A Midsummer Night's Dream, which contains a complete cast and production staff listing.

CLICK HERE to view a Facebook Photo Album. (There are also videos on the Facebook page.)

Below is an article that appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram on October 26, 2017. The article is by Melany Cox, with photography by Michael Miller.

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Temple High School
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Director
Natasha Tolleson
natasha.tolleson@tisd.org
(254) 215-7036

Technical Director
& Assistant Director
Carlen Gilseth
carlen.gilseth@tisd.org
(254) 215-7302

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart
kayla.stewart@tisd.org
(254) 215-7112

 

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Temple's UIL One-Act Play team has been the District Co-Champion for 25 years in a row (as of March 2017). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2015-2016 Highlights

STATE CHAMPION
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)

3rd Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

3rd Place & 6th Place
Individual Entries in
UIL Dramatic Design

Texas Thespians,
All-Star Troupe
(one of seven in Texas)

Seven Events Advance to
International Competition

Three Students Participate in
All-State Show (Big Fish) 

2014-2015 Highlights

International Thespian
Champion, Theatre Marketing

Texas Thespians,
All-Star Troupe
(one of four in Texas)

Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Three Students Selected for
All-State Show (Big Fish) 
Cast and Crew

Natasha Tolleson named to
Texas Thespian Hall of Fame

Second Runner-Up
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)

2013-2014 Highlights

International Thespian
Champion, Film

Texas Thespians,
Main Stage Performance
The Secret Garden

11 Events Advance to
International Competition

10 Students Advance
to State Finals in
UIL Theatrical Design
(2nd Highest Number of
Any School in Texas)

Texas Top 12, UIL 5A
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 257 schools)

Texas State Champion
UIL Film Contest
Division 2, Narrative

Texas State Champion
UIL Group
Theatrical Design

2nd Place in Texas,
UIL Set Design

4th Place in Texas,
UIL Marketing Design