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Midsummer/Jersey is the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s

Dream set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day Wildwood, New Jersey. The story

revolves around the impending marriage of the Governor of New Jersey, the love affairs of four

beach-bound high school crushes, a lively crew of fairies and the staff of the local beauty salon

(run by Patti Quince and Stylist Nikki Bottom). The night takes a magical turn when Oberon

and the impish Puck arrive on the scene armed with a powerful love potion and a desire for

mischief making. With several weddings and the acting careers of six beauticians hanging in the

balance, the lovers take to the boardwalk, backed by pop music and an iPhone-obsessed

woodsprite.--Samuel French, Inc.

Jersey Accent/Dialect Videos:

 

1. http://www.howcast.com/videos/500484-How-to-Do-a-New-Jersey-Accent

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy1sO2-iqXQ

3. http://www.nj.com/ledgerlive/index.ssf/2010/08/new_jersey_accents_beyond_caw-.html

4. http://web.ku.edu/~idea/northamerica/usa/newjersey/newjersey.htm

Full Text of the Script for Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” http://www.williamshakespeare.

info/script-text-midsummer-nights-dream.htm. A must read for this to work!

 

 

THE REAL WORLD CHARACTERS

The Adults

 

Patricia Platt – Wildwood High School principal. Intelligent, middle-aged female

Students:  Jack:  Lili: , Chelsea: , Bakari: Olivia:

  (ALL THESE PARTS DOUBLE IN CROWD/BEACH SCENES)

Chris Athens – Governor of New Jersey, early 40s, young and hip, good guy

Hippolyta – Governor’s fiancé, smart, upbeat and sensitive

Phyllis Trait - Governor’s secretary, always carrying a note pad and checking items off

Justine DiCarlo - Governor’s chief of staff, Mia’s (Cookie) mother

Rufus DiCarlo – Justine’s husband, Mia’s father,shy and afraid of Justine, his wife

 

The Four High School Crushes

Mia “Cookie” DiCarlo – a volatile ball of energy, sassy, bold and emotional; in love with Lyle

Lyle “The Understatement” Fagioli – farcical macho lover, buff and self-confident; in love with Mia—

Denis – in love with Mia (Cookie), buff and self-confident, had a “thing” with Helene

Helene – in love with Denis; romantically tormented, also sassy and emotional; works at the lobster place

 

 

The Hair Salon Attendants – they are practicing their play of Romeo and Juliet in hopes of being chosen

                                                            to perform for the Governor and Hippolyta on their wedding day. They are below:

Patti Quince – owns the salon

Nikki Bottom – stylist; has an overinflated opinion of her own acting talent; overacts everything and

wants to play every part of the play within the play

Franci Flute – tanning specialist

Janet Snug – manicures, very shy

Terri Thumbs – massage

Robert Sudds – shampoo specialist

 

THE FAIRY WORLD CHARACTERS

 

Oberon – king of the fairies, extraordinary in looks, dress and attitude

Oberon’s Crew/Boys: (Also double in crowd/beach scenes)

Titania – queen of the fairies, extraordinary in looks, dress and attitude, she and Oberon are fighting

because she didn’t buy him the muscle car he wanted for his birthday

Robin Goodfellow (Puck) – endearing and mischievous sprite; Oberon’s messenger;

Titania’s fairies:

Moonbeam

Sunflower

Sunshine

Turtle

Peasblossom

Mustardseed

Cobweb

Mote

 

 

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