The cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo by Trudie Lee

June 27 - August 18, 2019

Shakespeare by the Bow

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Ted Dykstra and Jenna Turk
Directed by Ted Dykstra

This summer, come together with the Calgary community to celebrate and support Alberta’s emerging artists in a gorgeous natural setting. One of Shakespeare’s most popular works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows four young lovers and a group of six amateur actors through the forest as they are influenced and manipulated by a band of forest-dwelling fairies. Join us in Prince’s Island Park for this thrilling chase of love, identity and confusion.

Shakespeare by the Bow

As Calgary’s largest and longest-running theatre, it’s important for us to support and nurture the next generation local theatre artists. Our Shakespeare by the Bow actors are Alberta-educated, and in the early stages of their careers. The professional mentorship and training we offer is instrumental to helping these actors grow and flourish in the theatre industry.

Support Alberta's Emerging Artists

Your donations help us keep this program running and are vital in allowing us to provide further training for Alberta’s young talent. Thank you for supporting the emerging artists who will continue to grace our stages in the future.

Shakespeare by the Bow takes place in Prince's Island Park. See the map below for details:

You immediately feel like the stuff that dreams are made of as you descend the grassy hill, spreading a blanket, and stretching out before the simple scene amongst the trees.
Alberta Theatre Guide

Cast & Creative Team
For A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Melanie Bahniuk
    Titania/Hippolyta
  • Gabby Bernard
    Helena
  • Jerod Blake
    Bottom
  • Billy Brown
    Puck
  • Griffin Cork
    Oberon/Thesus
  • Elizabeth Ferguson-Breaker
    Snug
  • Emily Howard
    Hermia
  • Maggie MacKenzie
    Starveling
  • Liam McKinnon
    Flute
  • Jonathan Molinski
    Demetrius
  • Robyn Ord
    Peter Quince/Egeus
  • Spencer Streichert
    Snout
  • Joel David Taylor
    Lysander
  • Ted Dykstra
    Director, Composer, Adaptation
  • Jenna Turk
    Adaptation
  • More Cast & Crew