North Star Theater Company, Sussex County’s dynamic new acting troupe, is staging its inaugural production - "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" - at the Cornerstone Playhouse in Sussex Borough this month.
Performances of William Shakespeare’s enchanting romantic comedy are scheduled for Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27. Show times are Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.
“We got extraordinarily lucky with the cast members we found. Many have experience doing Shakespeare and all are filled with talent and humor,” said the production’s director Vicky Minardi of Franklin.
“I also love stories about magic with mystical elements,” she said. “I’m a big fan of the fantasy genre and this play has a lot of flexibility. You could really have fun with it, which I know I have.”
Phil Cocilovo of Montague serves as assistant director of the play about humans targeted for fairy mischief when they enter a forest. Bill Fell of Sparta is technical director; Chrissy Fulmer of Pompton Lakes is stage manager; and Jim Berkheiser of Vernon is producer.
“We got extraordinarily lucky with the cast members we found. Many have experience doing Shakespeare and all are filled with talent and humor."