MIDSUMMER FOR HATERS

June 3-18, 2022

The Magnetic Theatre

375 Depot Street, Asheville NC

Photos by Cheyenne Dancy

Shakespeare’s beloved classic comedy gets a new treatment by artists who can’t stand the original: resulting in a kidnapped Amazon Queen, misled Mortals, sadistic Fairies, and Mechanicals gone … stuffed? Will any of them survive four nights in the magic forest?

To make things even wilder and weirder, the cast is creating two versions of this show, which will run in rep, exploring sadistic Oberon vs compassionate Oberon; malicious Puck vs. innocent Puck; with an unexpected final surprise in both versions. The actors will not know which version they’re presenting until the first scene of the play begins! 

This co-production with The Magnetic Theatre will run Thursday through Sunday, June 3-18, 2022.

With Zak Hamrick, Christine Hellman, Daniel Henry, Molly Graves, Katie Jones, Erin McCarson, Alex McDonald, Lauren Otis, Jon Stockdale, Haven Volpe, and Paul Vonasek

Directed by Melon Wedick; Set Design by Alice Dodge; Sound Design by Chris Hamilton; Lighting Design by Abby Auman; Costume Design by Christine Caldemeyer; Fight Choreography by Jered Shultz; Stage Management by Jessica Johnson.

“I love working with Nemesis. Melon is so committed to creating work that is approachable and accessible to both actors and audience. it makes me happy to be part of good storytelling.”

Molly Graves, Actor, Midsummer for Haters