- Ada, Oklahoma

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May 31, 2014

First performance to be at amphitheatre since 1982

Ada — When Dr. Kurt Edwards, an East Central University assistant professor of performance studies, arrived in Ada a couple of years ago, he had a vision to host a theatre production in the picturesque Wintersmith Park Amphitheatre.

He is happy to announce that dream is now becoming a reality.

ECU and the community of Ada will come together to stage Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" on June 5-7 at 7:30 each night.

The production is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted.

“I think this is a wonderful opportunity for the community and it can be something we can do every summer. I would like to even see a Shakespeare in the Park Series,” said Edwards. “The Amphitheatre is ripe. That place is amazing.”

The production features nine current ECU students, three ECU alums, four ECU faculty members and one ECU staff member, along with two community members, a high school and a middle school student.

The plot for the comedy play involves three separate groups coming together through happenstance, according to Edwards.

“You have the fairies, led by Oberon (Corey Scott, 2014 ECU graduate from Ada) and Titania (Melody Baggech, ECU faculty), coming together with the Athenians, led by Theseus (Shawn Martin) and Hippolyta (Barbara Tiry, 2014 ECU graduate from Skiatook) and the third group, the Rude (Rustic) Mechanicals, who are working men that decide to put on a show, so they get to the forest and run into the fairies,” Edwards said. “They are a motley crew of bad actors who have written their own script.”

Other fairies in the production include Puck (Barrett Glosson, ECU junior from Sand Springs), Peaseblossom (Sunnie Smith, ECU faculty), Cobweb (Raechel Martin, ECU junior from Ada), Moth (Titiania Scott, Ada seventh grader) and Mustardseed (Angelina Tinker, ECU junior from Ada).

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