Kentucky Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

We went to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare in the Park in Central Park. They say there are no small parts, only small actors. This show had several small actors, so let’s talk about them. One of the kids was Bailey Ramirez. Bailey has been in multiple plays. We saw Bailey dance wonderfully in A Christmas Carol at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, and we heard her sing in Joseph and StageOne’s The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. We liked how Bailey always projected her voice; even people in the back could hear her. We also though she was funny saying “Yes, sir!” to everything the donkey asked. Another amazing actor is Calvin Ramirez. He’s been in A Christmas Carol where we saw him sing, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat where we also saw him sing. We loved that when he was running through the forest off stage, he was still in character. Another kid is Vaughn Michael Ramirez. We saw him as Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol. He opened the show with an adorable scene. The final kid character is Stephanie Solis. She has been in StageOne’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She was offended by what the Herdmans had written on the turtle (not the blogger Turtle, of course!). We liked how she made neat noises when she went off stage. Our favorite character, even though he was played by an adult, Tony Milder, in the play was Puck. He is full of dark humor; he was laughing at the couples who were fighting. This was the first time we saw Puck that way. It made him seem like a more colorful character. We also liked how the characters rhymed in the play. They also had to memorize a lot of monologues. The play is about 2 hours and 30 minutes long. If you want to see the play it is free and runs June 15th through June 22nd and again in repertory in July. In our opinion you should go see this play if you like humor. If you get a card from the table in the back near Will’s Tavern and go to all eight shows and get your card punched, you can get a Shakespeare Festival t-shirt. Kentucky Shakespeare’s shows are also part of the Louisville Cultural Pass. Don’t forget to take your pass and get it stamped. You might win something from Louisville Metro.

by Turtle and Moose

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2 Comments

  1. Dear Turtle and Moose,
    Thank you so very much for coming to our play, for your kind words, and for supporting the arts. I started acting when I was 8-years old. Keep up the GREAT work. We hope to see you at more shows in the season. Keep following your dreams.
    – Matt Wallace, Producing Artistic Director, KY Shakespeare

  2. Pingback: Kentucky Shakespeare’s Henry V | louisvilleartkids

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