JDHS 2019 School Play Auditions
When: Monday, March 4th
Time: 5:00-7:30 PM
Where: JDHS Theatre Room (Mrs. Moore's Room)
CASTING: Without doubling, at least 27 actors: 22 women and 5 men
With doubling, 15 actors: 10 women and 5 men
Important: Rehearsal Schedule is Posted on this website...Follow the link to your right!
SYNOPSIS: A hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream set on the in modern-day New Jersey. Mischief and magic collide in a completely new rendition of an old classic. The story is set into motion by the impending marriage of the Governor of New Jersey, the love affairs of four high school crushes, a lively crew of fairies and the staff of the local beauty salon. The night takes a magical, mayhem-filled turn when Oberon--angered by his wife who refuses to buy him a muscle car for his birthday--and the impish Puck arrive on the scene armed with a powerful love-potion-filled flower and a desire for mischief making. With several weddings and the acting careers of six beauticians hanging in the balance, the lovers take to the beach, backed by pop music and an iPhone-obsessed wood sprite.
Midsummer / Jersey is an original script by prominent playwright Ken Ludwig. It's a seamless blend of MTV reality show and Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, a tale of four lovers and the manipulations by the fairy king and his minions, with fresh, poetic dialogue, frequent recitations of authentic quotes, and countless pop culture references.