Camp Details

This Summer's Amazing Performance will be......

A Midsummer Night's Dream

~ Calling All Young Actors Ages 9 to 14 ~

2023 Camp Dates: 

Monday, June 12th - Friday, June 16th 9:00am - 3:00 pm

Matinée Performance on Saturday, June 17th

2:00 pm @ The Backdoor Theater in Nederland

Week at a glance:

Monday 6/12 through Thursday 6/15 ~ Camp will take place on our 6 acre property near Magnolia and Pine Glade. These days will be filled with theater games, learning lines, building and painting sets, making costumes and acting on our outdoor stage! Actors will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sun hat, sunscreen and a rain jacket each day. Please wear clothes that are okay to get dirty.

Friday 6/16 ~ Camp will take place at The Backdoor Theater Stage located in the Nederland Community Center from 9:00 to 3:00. This day will be dedicated to set installation and dress rehearsal. Students will need to bring black socks and black pants or leggings. Kayla Evans will likely be co-directing with us on this day. Please bring a sack lunch and water bottle.

Saturday 6/17 ~ The culminating performance will take place on Saturday at The Backdoor Theater. All actors will need to arrive an hour and a half before the show for make-up and costumes. Matinee Performance @ 2:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and tickets are free! (Optional donations to support the arts in Nederland are welcome.) 

About the play:  A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

            "A Midsummer Night's Dream" deals with the universal theme of love and its complications: lust, disappointment, confusion, marriage and magic. The plot focuses on three parallel stories: the trials and experiences of two sets of lovers camping in a magical forest, the world of the Fairy King and Queen and their fairies, and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production of "Pyramus and Thisby" for the wedding of the Duke of Athens. Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage, she and Lysander elope into the woods. Demetrius follows them, and he is pursued by Helena, who is in love with him. A love quadrangle develops among the young lovers when mischievous Puck plays Cupid. "The course of true love never did run smooth," says Lysander. Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors rehearses a badly-written play in the woods, and soon all find their lives changed by the mischievous tricks of Oberon and Titania, the warring king and queen of the fairies. Magic, action, love and humor are the ingredients for this unforgettable spell. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder - it's about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all. Love is crazy, love is mad. Will love win out in the end?