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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The fall performance for the Wallace State Community College Theatre program will be William Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The cast will present four public performances Nov. 6-9 at the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre in the Student Center on the Hanceville campus. Shows will be held at 7 p.m., Nov. 6-7, and at 2 p.m., Nov. 8-9. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is the story of four young lovers caught in a love “rectangle,” explains Lauren Salerno, director of the Wallace State Theatre program. Hermia loves Lysander, Lysander loves Hermia, Demetrius loves Hermia, Helena loves Demetrius, and…no one loves Helena.  Hermia and Lysander run away through the woods to elope, but Helena and Demetrius follow them.  Little do the four lovers know feuding fairies that meddle in their affairs inhabit the forest.

“Throw in an amateur acting troupe, a royal wedding, and a happy ending, and you’ve got one of the world’s most classic and enduring comedies,” Salerno said.

The cast is made up of about 30 Wallace State students. Tahauny Cleghorn, Brad Steele, Noah Baty and Sarah Walker play the four characters caught up in the love “rectangle.”

Tickets can be purchased in advance from any cast member, at the front desk of the Burrow Center for Fine and Performing Arts or at the door at each performance. For more information, call 256.352.8277 or email lauren.cantrell@wallacestate.edu.
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