The Old Globe

| August 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Old Globe has announced the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Globe Resident Artist Patricia McGregor, who was recently named artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop, directs a cast of 20. The Bard’s beloved comedy is the concluding production of the Globe’s 2022 Summer Shakespeare Festival under the stars in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will run through September 4, 2022, with the opening on Saturday, August 6.

Fall under the spell of Shakespeare’s most joyful and popular comedy. Filled with magic, humor, music, and spectacle, the merriment unfolds in an enchanted forest where fairies play tricks on unsuspecting lovers and bumbling actors are transformed beyond their wildest dreams. With a magic potion that grants love at first sight, anything can, and does, happen.

“Patricia McGregor has graced San Diego and the Globe with her abundant talent for years now, and as she departs our city to become artistic director of the great and important New York Theatre Workshop, we can’t imagine a better curtain call than her amazing new production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Shakespeare is one of Patricia’s loves, and this magical, funny, and totally marvelous play will allow her abundant talents to flourish. From the romantic lovers to the winsome fairies to the slapstick ‘mechanicals,’ ‘Midsummer’ is chock full of delights. It really is the perfect play for this director, and the perfect Shakespeare to experience under the starts on a balmy San Diego summer night. This is a show that’s certain to be unforgettable.”

McGregor directs a cast of 20, which includes Karen Aldridge as Titania, Celeste Arias as Helena, Paul James as Oberon, Jake Millgard as Bottom, Victor Morris as Egeus, Carter Piggee as Fairy, Christopher Michael Rivera as Puck, Jamie Ann Romero as Hermia, and Miki Vale as DJ.

The cast also includes students in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program: Brett Cassidy (Theseus, Mustardseed), JacquiDupré (Peaseblossom), Savannah Faye (Starveling), Komi M. Gbeblewou (Snout), Camilla Leonard (Hippolyta, Cobweb), Becca Lustgarten (Quince), Jeffrey Rashad (Demetrius), Bernadette Sefic (Lysander), Jude Tibeau (Snug, Fairy), Nathan VanAtta (Flute), and Maggie Walters (Moth, First Fairy).

In addition to McGregor, the creative team includes scenic and costume design by David Israel Reynoso, lighting design by Stephen Strawbridge, sound design and additional music by Melanie Chen Cole, original music by Mike Vale, choreography by Paloma McGregor, vocal coach Emmelyn Thayer, fight consultation by Ka’imi Kuoha, fight consultation by Jake Millgard, casting by Alaine Alldaffer, CSA and Lisa Donadio, production stage manager Chandra R.M. Anthenill, and assistant stage manager Avery James Evans.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will play in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at The Old Globe in San Diego’s Balboa Park (1363 Old Globe Way). Tickets are available online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623), or at our Box Office in Balboa Park. For additional information, visit

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