Charlayne Woodard
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Charlayne Woodard
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Full casting has been announced for La Jolla Playhouse's production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, to perform at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, July 20-August 22. Christopher Ashley will direct.

The cast will be led by Tony Award nominee Charlayne Woodard as Hippolyta/Titania, and Obie Award-winners J. Smith-Cameron as Helena and Martin Moran as Puck. The company will also feature Amelia Campbell as Hermia, Maggie Carney as Peter Quince, Matthew Patrick Davis as Tom Snout/Wall, Zach Harrison as Starveling/Moonshine, Tim Hopper as Lysander, Sean Mahon as Demetrius, Jonathan McMurtry as Egeus, Hugo Medina as Snug/Lion, Amanda Naughton as First Fairy, Daniel Oreskes as Theseus/Oberon, Chris Reed as Flute/Thisbe, Lucas Caleb Rooney as Nick Bottom, as well as Ken Berkeley, Matt Cusick, and Tatyana Petruk as Fairy-Acrobats and Kyle Anderson, Cate Campbell, Maritxell Carrero, Sarah Garcia, Anne Stella and Bowman Wright as Fairies.

The creative team will include Neil Patel (set designer), David C. Woolard (costume designer), Howell Binkley (lighting designer), Leon Rothenberg (sound designer), Eric Stern (music director/conductor), Basil Twist (puppet designer), and Andrew Pacho (choreographer). The production also features original music by composer Mark Bennett intertwined with Felix Mendelssohn's 1842 music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, performed by current members and alumni of the San Diego Youth Symphony.

For more information, visit lajollaplayhouse.org.