Conservatory Theatre puts on classic tale with a twist

Madeline Milleson, left, as Cobweb and Emily McCallie as Titania rehearse for Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (Provided photo)

A forest of fairies, love and identity mix-ups will come to life Friday and Saturday on the Ordway Hall stage in William Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”


The Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre will tackle the classic under the direction of Jayme McBride — with a twist — that is sure to be a family-friendly affair.

“The setting is the Industrial Revolution and Steam Punk,” McBride said. “It fit with the theater space. It’s 2018 and time to see Steam Punk.”

Actors ranging in age from elementary to high school will present the play in full with the original script.

“Most have had Shakespearean workshops,” said assistant director Matthew Payne.

Actor Cadence Lowery-Hart, who portrays Hermia, is enjoying the experience.

“It’s like learning a new language,” Lowery-Hart said. “It’s a challenge.”

The classic play will have three performances and general admission seating is $12.

The opening performance is 7:30 p.m. Friday. Performances on Saturday are at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

How to go

What: Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Where: Amarillo College Ordway Hall, 2201 S. Washington St.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday

How much: $12.

Information: 806-371-5909


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