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Welcome to the Play On Podcasts Series from Next Chapter Podcasts. This is where Theatre meets Podcast, combining the modern-day audio phenomenon with the power of live performance.

Play On Podcasts are epic audio adventures reimagining timeless tales, featuring original music composition and the voices of extraordinarily gifted artists.

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    • 4.6 • 48 Ratings

Welcome to the Play On Podcasts Series from Next Chapter Podcasts. This is where Theatre meets Podcast, combining the modern-day audio phenomenon with the power of live performance.

Play On Podcasts are epic audio adventures reimagining timeless tales, featuring original music composition and the voices of extraordinarily gifted artists.

    A Midsummer Night's Dream - Full Play

    A Midsummer Night's Dream - Full Play

    Welcome to the full Play of the Play On Podcasts Series A Midsummer Night's Dream.

    A Midsummer Night's Dream is produced by Next Chapter Podcasts and is made possible by the generous support of The Hitz Foundation.

    Synopsis:



    The players delight Theseus, Hippolyta, the lovers and the Court with their rendition of “Pyramus and Thisbe”; as Titania, Oberon and all the fairy kingdom bless the realm with their celebration of unity.

    The Cast:
    ALEXANDRA HENRIKSON as Helena


    AMARI CHEATOM as Oberon


    ARMANDO MCCLAIN as Egeus and Snug


    CEDRIC LAMAR as Flute


    CHRISTOPHER LIVINGSTON as Demetrius


    DAISUKE TSUJI as Puck


    DAVID FURR as Theseus
    GOPAL DIVAN as Lysander


    JAMIE ANN ROMERO as Hermia


    JEENA YI as Quince


    JENN HARRIS as Bottom
    MANILA LUZON as Hippolyta


    MICHELLE BECK as Titania

    Creative Team:
    JEFFREY WHITTY, Playwright
    CATHERINE EATON, Director and Script Adaptor
    GEORGE WHITTY, Composer
    ARJUN G. SHETH and PATRICK BURGESS, Sound Design and Mix
    SADAHARU YAGI, Engineer
    LARRY WALSH, Dialog Editor



    Play On Podcasts Series A Midsummer Night's Dream is produced by Next Chapter Podcasts and is made possible by the generous support of The Hitz Foundation.

    New episodes go live every Friday. Please subscribe, rate & review on your app of choice.

    Visit ncpodcasts.com/playonpodcast for bonus content including interviews, images and bios of the full cast & creative team.

    Visit playonshakespeare.org for more about Play On Shakespeare.

    • 2 hr 41 min
    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Episode 6 - Lovers to Bed

    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Episode 6 - Lovers to Bed

    The players delight Theseus, Hippolyta, the lovers and the Court with their rendition of “Pyramus and Thisbe”; as Titania, Oberon and all the fairy kingdom bless the realm with their celebration of unity.

    • 28 min
    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Episode 5 - Hot Ice and Wondrous Strange Snow

    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Episode 5 - Hot Ice and Wondrous Strange Snow

    Oberon releases Titania from her spell, restoring peace in the forest; Theseus and Hippolyta, also united at last, discover the lovers in the forest and invite them to join their nuptial celebrations at the Court; Bottom wakes from her dream and runs to find the players, but not before learning their play has been selected for possible presentation before the Duke.

    • 28 min
    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Episode 4 - Cheek By Jowl

    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Episode 4 - Cheek By Jowl

    Puck races to restore order amidst a fray of broken hearts and wounding words as Titania dotes on her ass-headed Bottom.

    • 25 min
    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Episode 3 - You See an Ass Head of Your Own?

    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Episode 3 - You See an Ass Head of Your Own?

    Puck makes an ass of Bottom, who captures the heart of Titania while Oberon causes both Lysander and Demetrius to fall madly in love with a furious Helena.

    • 26 min
    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Episode 2 - Mischief In The Wood

    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Episode 2 - Mischief In The Wood

    Chaos ensues as Oberon and Titania fail to balance the natural climate and Puck accidentally interrupts the course of true love in the woods.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Daschly ,

Excellent storytelling and adaptation

I’ve performed in this play several times so my ears sometimes fought with the adaptation when bits of dialogue were different. However, I appreciated how thoughtfully the adaptation was crafted. The storytelling is crisp and the production values excellently executed. I listened to the entire play while gardening and sometimes closed my eyes to let my imagination align with their design. I thoroughly enjoyed the performances and direction. Well done.

ByeByeBinary ,

Absolutely Epic

This series is SO WELL EXECUTED. The storytelling is crystal clear; the sound design is intricate but never distracting; and these bagpipes! I mean come on!!! I have been eagerly awaiting each new episode. This is such an exciting and innovative way to share Shakespeare. THANK YOU!

Moduff ,

Not what I expected

I was disappointed that amazing Shakespearian English was simplified, and that the actors had American accents. Not what I expected and not in a good way. Shakespeare shouldn’t be dumbed down for Americans. I was looking forward to episode after episode on a long, interstate drive, but probably won’t go on to Episode 2.

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