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by William Shakespeare directed by Jennifer Epps

Opened: June 21, 1997
Performed: June 21, 22, 28, 29 & July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 & August 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 at 12:00 pm
Performed At: MLK Park, Live Oak Park, Willard Park, Mosswood Park, John Hinkle Park, Berkeley
Closed: August 31, 1997

The idea to do a puppet show version of this play hit me at about 4 am. It's one of the rare times I feel we got anything accomplished at that hour. That show got us out of the basement and into the beautiful outdoors with the little kids and the squirrels and the picnics. It wasn't great art but it was sooo much fun.

Katie Bales as Peter Quince & Hippolyta
Beth Donohue as Puck
Patrick Dooley as (replacement) Peter Quince
Michael Frassinelli as (replacement) Egeus & Flute
Kevin Karrick as (original) Oberon
Dylan Kussman as Lysander
Richard Reinholdt as (original) Egeus & (replacement) Oberon
Michael Storm as Bottom
Kara Tsiaperas as Titania
Marin Van Young as Hermia
Nahid Varjavand as Helena
Dan Wolf as Demetrius
Reid Davis as Bottom (understudy)

Jennifer Epps, director
Michael Frassinelli, set design and construction, puppet design
Diane Storm & Laura McNall, puppet construction
Patrick Dooley, costume design
Patrick Dooley, artistic director

Michael Scott Moore for SF Weekly

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