Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

Shakes donkey bottle v2May 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2016

56 Pond Lane, Arlington, MA

House and bar open at 7pm.  Play begins at 8pm.

When Verse and Vodka thinks of Shakespeare, we think of the groundlings, the people who stood on the ground at The Globe Theater to watch a show because they couldn’t afford a seat.  We ask ourselves – “What would have made the groundlings laugh?”  There is no joke too cheap, no laugh too easy.  Sit in a seat but set your mind to be a groundling for this well-known and well-loved play.

Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Full Cast


Lisa Barolak – Peaseblossom, Philostrate
Eliza Baxter – Hermia
Margetta Beaty – Francis Flute
Chaz Bergeret – Snug the Joiner
Ben Cordes – Demetrius
Catherine Crow – Egeus
Molly Eskridge – Peter Quince
Myra Hope Eskridge – Oberon
Kaelin Farmer – Helena
Karis Galea – Mote
Rozi Galea – Titania
Sara Guillon – Hippolyta
Shana Macks – Robin Goodfellow
MT Murphy – Lysander
Ted Overholt – Theseus
Greg Pettigrew – Tom Snout
Matt Ringel – Nick Bottom
Anne Rookey – Robin Starveling
Marian Rookey – Mustardseed
Meg Swanton – Cobweb


Director – Kathryn Gandek-Tighe
Director – Clark Wright
Costume Designer – Andi Dunphy
Lighting Director – Carl Spaulding
Stage Manager – Lisa Goldthwaite Wright
Assistant Stage Manager – Sandra Crowe Levey
Box Office Manager – Nicole Spaulding