“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” attracts first live audience in three years


“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the first live HS production in three years, was held in the auditorium on Nov. 4. It attracted faculty, students and parents, proving to be a great success.

“‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a very interesting story that most people would definitely enjoy,” Jihoon Shin (10), an actor in the production, said. “There’s a lot of love involved like love triangles, and all the characters are unique because all of the actors have worked hard to truly understand their roles.”

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a comedy written by Shakespeare, known for its complex love story between multiple humans and magical beings. The drama department presented a new interpretation of the play, staying true to the original plot points but changing the setting to punk rock era London and modernizing some humorous dialogue.

The play attracted a large audience, with its first production on Friday nearly filling up the auditorium. After the play ended, student-actors signed autographs and received presents from friends and family. 

“It was the first time there were that many people to watch students perform,” Terry Seong (10), another actor in the play, said. “I enjoyed practicing with all my classmates, and I also want to thank the audience for being supportive.”