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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Written By William Shakespeare

Directed by Mark Cipra

 

Thank you for joining us for these magical performances!

 

 

Meet the Cast

Thank you to our amazing cast for all their hard work and dedication!

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Emma Babic (Lysander, Snug, & Fairy)
 

Emma is overjoyed to be playing Lysander! She recently finished her first year pursuing a Business degree at John Carroll University and is so glad to be returning to community theater this summer. Past shows include Legally Blonde the Musical (Kyle B. O'Boyle) and Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood (Mook), among others. She would like to thank her family for always supporting her and Mark, Cara, Hannah, Katie, and Karen for making this show possible.

Kelly Tapager Fox (Demetrius, Quince, & Fairy)

Kelly is so excited to be doing Shakespeare again! Her previous participations

 in the bard’s work including Hortensio in Taming of the Shrew, Aegeon in Comedy of Errors, an actor in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, and even directed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at Boston University. She’s also currently in the ensemble for the Shakespeare-adjacent musical Something Rotten at Curtain 440, which is opening in a couple weeks! Many thanks to Mark for trusting her with these roles and many thanks to her partner for making her dinner at 10pm every night after rehearsal.

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Charli St. Joan (Puck & Starveling)

Charli St. Joan- a Native Texan and performing since 7 years old, Charli has been performing various theaters and shows within the the Cleveland/Akron area, her notable roles were; Lt. Commander Jo(Anne) Galloway-“A Few Good Men”, Kate Barlow-“Holes”, Edith Frank-“Diary of Anne Frank”, Brooke/Vicki, “Noises Off!” Becky-“Matt’s First (Real) Thanksgiving”, Mary Magdalene-“Lamb of God”, Doris Walker-“Miracle on 34th Street.” She graduated from BGSU with a BAC and BFA. She dedicates her performance of “Puck” to the Neurodivergent Community as she is one herself. Her boyfriend believes her to have a personality like ‘Bugs Bunny’ and felt this role suited her well! She would love to thank her mom, dad, friends and family for always loving and believing in her.

Jaimee Moore (Bottom, Fairy, & Egeus)

Jaimee is Canadian, and attended Guelph University for Theatrical Performance, and was accepted into Humber College’s Acting program. With strengths in mask, clown and voice work, she’s held lead roles in everything from “The Who’s Tommy”, “Into the Woods”, “Last of the Red-Hot Lovers”, “Saltwater Moon” and has danced as a Pirate with Mickey Mouse! Having worked with Mark as Sandra in “The Play That Goes Wrong” at A.C.T, she couldn't pass up this opportunity to work with Marc or this role. She currently narrates audiobooks for Audible and is a published children’s book author. Performing feeds her soul.

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Loren Sciulla (Hermia, Flute & Fairy)

Loren is thrilled to be part of her first production at Geauga Center for the Arts and her first Shakespeare show! Loren has just graduated from high school and this is her third time being the youngest in a cast! She has been performing in Geauga county since she was 12 at Geauga Lyric Theater Guild and Curtain 440 in a total of 45 shows! As well as performing in Cleveland with the Singing Angels. This is Definitely a summer full of Shakespeare since she is also performing in Something Rotten the Musical! She plans to continue theater as a career and wants to thank you all for supporting local arts. She hopes you enjoy the show as much as she does. And if you don’t, just pretend it was all a dream!

Debbie Tapager (Theseus & Oberon)

Ah, to be outside in Midsummer! Debbie thanks our exceedingly patient director for casting her once again in a Shakespearean frolic. Break legs, fellow players!

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Alyssa Wexler (Helena, Snout, & Fairy)

Alyssa Wexler is proud to be making her Shakespearean debut in “A Midsummer Night's Dream"! She is currently a rising senior, achieving her BFA Acting degree from Marymount Manhattan College. A classically trained actor, Alyssa has credits from the likes of authors such as Chekhov, Brecht, and Tennessee Williams. Alyssa would like to thank her family, friends, and partner for their continued support; as well as Mark Cipra and the whole GCA team for giving her this opportunity!

Sara Wilson (Hippolyta & Titania) 

Sara is thrilled to be back on stage playing such fierce females. She thanks her family and friends, especially her mama, her beloved Ryan, and her perfect changeling Frankie, for their constant love and support. To Mark and Ann, thank you for the chance to see these moonlight revels. Dear audience, if we have offended, think of this night's accidents only as the fierce vexation of a dream. Tis fairy time! 

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