Join us for a night of theatre at the W Gallery as internationally acclaimed actor Benjamin Evett takes on the whole gallery of characters in Shakespeare’s shimmering comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production is one of the first offerings of a new theatre company Evett is heading, called Queen Mab – a Micro-Theatre. View more
“This is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays and Ben Evett was amazing!! He was so funny and so skillful in playing 10 characters seamlessly by just changing one
Join us for a night of theatre at the W Gallery as internationally acclaimed actor Benjamin Evett takes on the whole gallery of characters in Shakespeare’s shimmering comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production is one of the first offerings of a new theatre company Evett is heading, called Queen Mab – a Micro-Theatre.
“This is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays and Ben Evett was amazing!! He was so funny and so skillful in playing 10 characters seamlessly by just changing one piece of clothing or lighting and changing his voice or mannerisms. It was 90 minutes of nonstop entertainment.” – Judi, Audience Member
Director: Jessica Ernst
Musical accompaniment: Jay Mobley
Suitable for children 12 and up. Runtime: 90 minutes
For a sneak peak at his performance, check out the show reel: https://vimeo.com/376415181
Queen Mab – a Micro-Theatre believes that smaller is better. We strip Shakespeare and other great dramas down to the purest essence, creating fully professional productions that use no more than three actors. Want to learn more about this performance company? Visit https://www.queenmab.org/
Benjamin Evett* (actor) is an internationally recognized actor, director, and producer. His one man show Albatross has run in Boston, New York, Edinburgh, Phoenix, Atlanta, Northampton, Gloucester and at Penn State, and won Boston’s Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Solo Performance in 2015. He was a member of the American Repertory Theatre Resident Acting Company in Cambridge from 1993 to 2003, appearing in over fifty productions. He was Founding Artistic Director of The Actors’ Shakespeare Project, playing Hamlet, Coriolanus, Petruchio, Edmund and Caliban. He has appeared with the New Repertory Theatre, the Huntington Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company, the Poets’ Theatre, the Arizona Theatre Company, the San Jose Rep, the Virginia Stage Company, the Missouri Rep, the Alley Theatre, and the Cleveland Play House, among others. Internationally, he has performed in Moscow, Taipei, Paris, Venice, and Madrid.
Jay Mobley (musician/composer) is a Boston-based composer, music director, performer, and sound designer. His music spans several genres, from electronic music and rock to choral and classical chamber music, and has been heard in concert and on theater stages in New York, Boston, Nashville, Austin, Spain, and Serbia. Recent music direction credits include: Jack and the Giant (Greater Boston Stage Company); Who Would Be King (Liars & Believers). Sound design: Trigger Warning, Love! Valour! Compassion! (IRNE Award: Best Play), and Steve (Zeitgeist Stage Company); True West (Hub Theatre Company of Boston); The Lyons (Titanic Theatre Company); and Crossing Flight: A Tale of the Post-Apocalypse (TC Squared Theatre Company). Jay is also the frontman of the band Jasper & the Rubber Policemen, whose album Ed Jassik’s Heart was released in December and is available on bandcamp.com.
Jessica Ernst (director) is a Boston-based freelance director and producer. Her directing credits include Romeo and Juliet (Eastern Nazarene College), Henry IV (Praxis Stage), The Women Who Mapped The Stars (The Nora Theatre Company, world premiere), Daughter of Venus (Artists’ Theatre of Boston), The Love of the Nightingale (Open Theatre Project), The Weaver of Raveloe (Oberon, world premiere), Hedda Gabler (The Longwood Players), and various short plays and staged readings. She has worked as an assistant director and/or artistic intern at the Huntington Theatre Company, New Repertory Theatre, and Actors’ Shakespeare Project. With The Poets’ Theatre, she produced, curated, and directed The Ghostlight Series – a performance series exploring poetry in performance, new plays, and more. In 2020, Jessica will direct an adaptation of The Tempest that incorporates both Shakespeare’s original text and American Sign Language.
Free. Donations greatly appreciated. At the W Gallery: 57 Andrew Ave, Wayland