Over the weekend (and on Tuesday Night 11/7/10 if you are in the cities) for an hour and a half the climate in the fine arts gallery turned from winter tundra into a warm, magical summer forest. Why? That night, students (and several alums) put on a production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night Dream.
This performance was one of many student run theater productions that go on across campus every semester. These shows are great, because they offer students a chance to pick whatever plays they want to work with, and set their own schedules. Most importantly these productions are a lot of fun. Many of my fellow cast members had never been in a play before, or at least had never done Shakespeare, but theater majors and minors like my self were also well represented.
I find it easy to get caught up in becoming a perfectionist, I can stress myself out about making the perfect sandwich. This show, however, was just pure fun, the direction and the other cast members were warm, and more than a little silly. If any of the Midsummer cast happens to read this post, thanks you guys are awesome! If any current Mac kids read this, come see the show or you'll miss out. For the prospective students thinking about coming to Mac, hopefully I will see you next year trotting the "boards" in an art gallery, or dorm basement, or wherever we perform next!