PV Theatre announces roles for its fall drama

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ chosen by program directors


The roles for PV Theatre’s fall drama, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” were announced Monday night on Sept. 9. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a comedy written by William Shakespeare which depicts events that happen surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta.

Pascack Valley senior Dan Large will be starring as Lysander, junior Tyler Toledo as Demetrius, junior Kyle Towey as Nick Bottom, sophomore Lauren Kalfus as Hermia, sophomore Shana Bloom as Helena, senior Gus Koeniges as Oberon, junior Talia Dian as Titania, and sophomore Axel Marshall as Robin Goodfellow Puck for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the drama for the 2019-2020 PV Theatre season. The roles were announced Monday night on Sept. 9 by the directors of the program, Tom and Merielle Lupfer, on the PV Theatre website.

“I am really excited to learn a new Shakespeare play because I never have done it before and I like taking on new challenges,” Dian said. “Also, it’s a great group of people involved in theatre so I can’t wait to work with everyone soon.” 

The Lupfers said “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was chosen for students to focus on acting and the text. The drama is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595 to 1596 which depicts events that happen to surround the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta. 

“I am excited to work with the cast and crew of this drama,”  Toledo said. “‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a funny script with fun character moments. I can’t wait to portray them with friends and cast members.” 

“1776” was also announced as the spring musical on Aug. 1, a story based around John Adam’s efforts to persuade his colleagues to sign the Declaration of Independence, according to the Lupfers.