USC Union Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at USC Union’s Auditorium located at 401 East Main Street. The shows will be held on Thursday, October 31st at 7:30 pm, Friday, November 1st at 9:30 am, Saturday, November 2nd at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, November 3rd at 2:30 pm. Admission is $5.
One of Shakespeare’s most enduring comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” presents the stories of four lovers and a band of amateur actors and both groups’ interactions with fairies in a forest as the marriage between Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, draws near. It is a tale of love and the many faces – and one that challenges how we reconcile reality with imagination.
USC Union’s theatre director, Neill Hance, received his Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Furman University and his Master of Fine Arts in Drama with an emphasis in Acting/Directing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has either acted, directed, or produced over 60 theatre productions over a 30-year career. He also has coached students for Speech and Acting competitions and has produced many winners. Hance created a theatre program and Fine Arts Series and taught acting, theatre and public speaking at Greenville Technical College for seventeen years. He has also taught with the Palmetto Center for the Arts at Richland NE High School, Greenville Middle Academy and USC Upstate. His recent productions were Almost, Maine, The Mousetrap and The Taming of the Shrew at Spartanburg Methodist College.