August 22, 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream!

Over the past two months I've slowly but steadily been growing sideburns.

Over the past two months I've been commuting to Layton, 5 days a week.

Over the past two months I've been rehearsing for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Davis Arts council. Now you don't have to drive all the way to Cedar City to see a great production. And I do mean 'great' in every sense of the word. If I may quote fellow actor Dan Beecher, "It's probably better than community theatre deserves to be!"

There's are a few reasons for that. The first is director Mark Fossen, who has served as my acting teacher, mentor and fellow actor in the past. Mark learned to direct at cool places like NYU, so he knows a bit about directing and a lot about Shakespeare. Second, a good director attracts good talent and this show has some of Salt Lake's best. Mark's wife April Fossen (Mesa Verde at Plan-B) is Titania, Dan Beecher (The Caretaker at SLAC) is Bottom, Rhiannon Ross (An Ideal Husband at Pinnacle Acting Co.) is Helena, Sarah Young (Taming of the Shrew at Salt Lake Shakespeare) is Hermia and Topher Rasmussen (Borderlands at Plan-B) is Demetrius. I myself play Lysander and "here is a play fitted."

These aren't the only talented people involved, the whole cast consists of professionals, students and community members all of whom are incredibly enthusiastic and make a great performance. We open August 24th and run until August 29th, plus the fairy magic of the show really pays off in an outdoor venue.

Tickets are $10 for Adults and $7 for Children and Seniors at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater in Layton UT. You can take the UTA FrontRunner up to the Layton Station and enjoy a nice 20 minute walk through historic downtown and the park on your way to the venue. Click on the post title for a link to the Davis Arts Council website to find directions and info. Or just check out the map below.

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