Waukee Theatre Arts Presents Cobweb Dreams

Cobweb posterThe Waukee Theatre Arts Department is currently producing the play Cobweb Dreams by Lindsay Price.  This show features a cast and crew of more than 50 ninth grade students. The events of Cobweb Dreams run parallel to the events of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Titania, the Queen of the Fairies, has a whole kingdom of fairies who hope to be selected as one of her fairies-in-waiting – except, that is, for Cobweb.  Cobweb is a trickster fairy who secretly wishes to join King Oberon’s clan of mischievous jokesters. She has to be careful who she says this to, however; the forest has ears.

The production is truly a collaborative effort. The high school’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes place two weeks after the late September show. Showtimes for A Midsummer Night’s Dream are at 7 p.m. on October 9, 10 and 11.

This has provided our younger students with a unique opportunity to share resources and connect with the older students in our Theatre Arts program.  For the first time, we have also had the chance to incorporate high school mentors into the 9th grade program. Senior Ridg Downs and sophomores Zoe Sneed and Logan Russell have been working in assistant leader positions, providing yet another bridge between the well-reputed high school program and our up-and-coming ninth grade presence.

Cobweb Dreams can be caught on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Center at Prairieview School.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.  Tickets may be ordered online at www.seatyourself.biz/waukeetheatrearts or purchased at the door.

CAST

DIRECTOR: Mrs. Chelsea Haaland
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Zoe Sneed, High School Mentor
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Ridg Downs, High School Mentor
TITANIA: Jocelyn Smith MARIGOLD: Ella Titus
OBERON: Kyler Johnson PERI: Patience Evans
COBWEB: Grace Ellen Johnson LILY: Destiny Wilder
PEASEBLOSSOM: Jessie Jost ASTER: Hailey Clevenger
MOTH: Simone Hopton VENUS: Miranda Jach
MUSTARDSEED: Cassidy Pekarek WILLOW: Darbi Shaw
PUCK: Alayna Verduyn THICKET: Tim Matheson
DREG: Logan Wierschke TEASEL: Savanna Trotter
BOG: Kaitlin Reha SPINNY: Drew Elles
MUCK: Bryan Saucedo BOTTOM: Jack Baldwin
SPARKLE: Adelia Brown SNOUT: Jake Senne
FROTH: Maddy Jones QUINCE: Quinn Hemaseth
FLICKER: Carsyn Ehlinger
BUBBLE: Macy Johnston
LARKSPUR: Paris Schnell

PRODUCTION CREW

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Mr. Jonathan Hudspeth
ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Logan Russell, High School Mentor
Stage Management Props Crew
STAGE MANAGER: Brittany Hunt PROPSMASTER: Bailey Wellendorf
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Ga-Young Kim Olivia Christensen
Electrics / Lighting Hannah Craven
LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR: Rohan Gupta Ga-Young Kim
ASSISTANT LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR: Sam Pelletier Chloe Tharp
MASTER ELECTRICIAN: Nick Mitchell Hair / Make-Up / Costume Crew
ELECTRICS CREW: COSTUME COORDINATOR: Ms. Heaven Slye
Judd Baer CREW HEADS: Emily Keeling and Marisa Spahn
Colin Davis CREW:
Matt Finney Alyssa Carter
Joel Hummel Patience Evans
Skye Seo Maddy Jones
Sound Crew Isabella Sebben
SOUND BOARD OPERATOR: Grant Holben Ella Titus
ASSISTANT SOUND BOARD OPERATOR: Joel Hummel Front of House
CREW: Colin Davis HOUSE MANAGER: Sydney Peterson
Scenic / Paint Crew USHERS:
Morgan DenAdel Rachel Hawley
Jon Francisco Chloe Tharp
Jessie Jost
Rachel Hawley
Cassidy Pekarek
Sydney Peterson
Kaitlin Reha
Jessie Rohlk
Chloe Tharp
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