The stage is set, the cast is ready and now all that’s needed is an audience for Moree Arts Community Theatre’s (MACT) latest production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The five-act play, directed by Tim Barklay, begins its five-performance season at the Moree Town and Country Club this Friday, March 17.
After months of rehearsals, Barklay said the cast of 22 are more than ready for opening night.
“We’re ready to go,” he said.
“We’ve had a few little setbacks but they’re all sorted now.
“Everyone’s looking really good.”
Their final dress rehearsal was on Monday night and while the wild weather brought the action inside, it certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the cast.
Barklay said everyone looked fantastic in their costumes, created by Robyn Nalder, and full make-up, done by Jasmine Robinson.
The play looks fantastic – not just the costumes but the sets and garden look really good.Tim Barklay, A Midsummer Night's Dream director
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies which is all about falling in love.
Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, it portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors and their interactions with woodland fairies. There is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who's transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves.
Barklay encourages everyone to come along and support this great local production, featuring some hidden talents who are performing for the very first time.
“Supporting local arts is very important; if we want to continue to grow our art culture in our little town, we need to support it,” he said.
“The play looks fantastic – not just the costumes but the sets and garden look really good.
“There’s lots of great talent in the cast. It’ll be a really good show.”
As opening night looms closer, tickets are selling fast, so be sure to book now to avoid disappointment.
Performance dates are March 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25. If a show has to be cancelled due to rain, there are two back-up dates – March 31 and April 1.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students, and $55 for the dinner and show on Saturday nights.
They can be purchased at www.123tix.com.au by searching A Midsummer Night's Dream. There will be tickets available at the door for the Sunday matinee performance.