Greenfield drama presents Shakespeare classic

GREENFIELD — Greenfield-Central High School presents the magical Elizabethan comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare.

First performed at London’s Globe Theatre in the late 16th century, this timeless tale of love and magic has captured the hearts of literature enthusiasts and laymen alike for years. What happens when four young adults, snared in a love triangle (rectangle?), venture into the forest to escape an arranged marriage? Throw in a magic love potion, some silly sprites and a royal wedding, and you’re in for the show for the ages.

Taking the stage as the four lovestruck teens are Erin Jeffries as Hermia, Katelyn Robinson as Helena, Brandon Kelley as Lysander, and William Wagner as Demetrius. Sarah Robinson and Harrison Kern portray the fairy monarchs, Tatiana and Oberon, while their human counterparts, Thesus and Hippolyta, are played by Caymen LaPere and Amalia Moss.

Tanner Hord will be the knavish puck, Robin Goodfellow. Other actors include Austin Springman as Peter Quince; Ross McMichael as Nick Bottom/Pyramus; Connor Marcum as Francis Flute/Thisby; Jessica Walden as Robin Starveling/Moonshine; Bri Anderson as Tom Snout/Wall; and Jack Sullivan as Snug/Lion.

Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Greenfield-Central High School auditorium. Tickets are $9 per person. Call 317-462-9211 (ext. 34121) for reservations or more information.