in order of appearance
|Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus||Laura Wilson|
|Theseus, Duke of Athens||Benjamin Arthur|
|Philostrate, Master of the Revels||Ian Leigh Arthur|
|Egeus, father of Hermia||Julian Markasky|
|Hermia, daughter of Egeus, in love with Lysander||Mackenzie Rickard|
|Demetrius, in love with Hermia and favored by Egeus||Daniel Mays|
|Lysander, in love with Hermia||Nash Quinto|
|Helena, in love with Demetrius||Jesse Autumn|
|Peter Quince, a carpenter/Director/Prologue||Mimi Vilmenay|
|Nick Bottom, a weaver/Pyramus||Sam Richie|
|Frances Flute, a bellows mender/Thisbe||Jaciel Sellers|
|Mary, daughter to Flute/a dog||Maddy Morrison|
|Robin Starveling, a tailor/Moonshine||Seth Bowman|
|Tom Snout, a tinker/Wall||Davin Tittle|
|Snug, a joiner/Lion 1||Michael Keegan|
|Snug, a joiner/Lion 2||William White|
The Fairies and the Fairy Court
|Puck, or Robin Goodfellow||Paul Johnson|
|Peaseblossom, a fairy||Linnaea Wilson|
|Mustardseed, a fairy||Meganne Morrison|
|Cobweb, a fairy||Sara Twitty|
|Moth, a fairy||Ryhanna Tittle|
|Ivy, a fairy||Morganne Madrone|
|Oberon, King of the Fairies||Harrison Rico|
|Titania, Queen of the Fairies||Erin Peden|
|The Changeling Boy or the Indian Boy||Sam Shemitz|
How has participating in Laura Wilson's Shakespeare productions affected you?
(asked at an AFE/A Catch of Shadows Theater Company rehearsal)
"It has opened me up to a new and exciting kind of art. I learn so much more from acting than from reading. I have begun to really understand the beauty of Shakespeare's work."
| ||Harrison Rico, AFE student|
"It gives me a life. I spend all my time learning my lines and learning a lot about Shakespeare that I wouldn't otherwise have known. It is interesting to know that others have been playing these roles for the last four centuries."
| ||Erin Peden, AFE student|
"The experiences have been challenging and I have gotten a lot out of them. My characters have been great fun to play."
| ||Sam Richie, AFE student|
"Laura is an incredible talent with an infinite amount of patience. She has a truly insightful vision that brings a play to life."
| ||Bill Wright, Music Director/ Music Educator, 30 years Bay Area|
"Over a period of years I have watched a whole community of young people grow and thrive through and with Laura Wilson and A Catch of Shadows Theater company. Our family has been enriched in our appreciation of Shakespeare and the excitement of working together to support quality theater for youth in Santa Cruz county. A Catch of Shadows Theater Company is a gift that I hope will be supported for years to come."
| ||Ingrid Mednis-Johnson, AFE parent, Docent UCSC and City of Santa Cruz|
"It has been a delight, privilege and inspiration to watch Laura direct and to see the high quality of theatrical productions take shape through the dedicated work of students committed to building a superior theater company for youth. We are lucky to be a part of it and look forward to future productions."
| ||Lisa J. Arthur, AFE parent|