Dear Loyal Patrons,
For the first time in the thirty eight year history of the Spring Lake Theatre Company, we are presenting a play by William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream was the first choice for a non-musical according to a survey we conducted last December. I joked that we weren’t sure if Shakespeare had proven himself worthy of a place on our schedule until now. Actually, the truth is, I was never sure that we could do his work justice. I can assure you that thanks to a brilliant young director, Reid Henderson and his merry band of extremely talented actors of all ages, they have done Mr. Shakespeare proud. The enthusiasm and pure joy that they bring to the stage each night is boundless. I’ve produced nearly two hundred plays and musicals. I never cease to be amazed by the talent, dedication and passion that each of the volunteer performers put into every production. They do this for the love of performing. Their only expectation is an audience that will enjoy and appreciate the gifts they give so generously. Deciding to present a work of Shakespeare was a leap of faith. I believed that “if we do it, they will come.” If you are a teacher or a student or anyone who appreciates the classics that are the basis for all of our entertainment today, please consider spending two hours of your weekend supporting the arts and the truly remarkable people who bring it to life. The set, lighting and costumes alone are worth the price of admission. I promise.
Performances are October 21, 22; 28, 29 at 7:30 and October 22 at 2:00. We are offering a special rate of $15. for students.
Pat Barry, Spring Lake Theatre Company