A Midsummer Night's Dream

groundling This weekend #4 of 5 made her theatric debut in her roll as one of the "groundlings" in a Prairie Fire Children's Theater production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Prairie Fire Children's Theater is a traveling theater company that sets up shop in local communities, and spends a week rehearing a preselected live performance with youth of the community, and then at the culmination of the week, the kids put on two performances (one in the afternoon, and one in the evening).  The shows are attended mostly by siblings, parents and grandparents, but it is open to the public. 
I have never seen, heard, or read Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream previously - so, despite my having to be up at 1am, I made the decision to delay my bedtime by three hours to attend the show.  (Having my daughter in the play "may have" had a little to do with that decision...
I worked late on Friday afternoon, and when I finally arrived home, I was met by the Mother of Five, #4 and #5 of 5 (#2 and #3 of 5 are away at Boy Scout Camp) in our entryway and was told we were going out for dinner before the show.  We went to Brewers Bar & Grill (one of only a couple of restaurant in our small town), and noticed at least one other family with performer(s) in the evening's show doing the same thing... (Dinner before the live performance).
It was a lot of fun watching the kids perform the show, which was directed by two members of PFCT (who also each played a part in the production as well).  For only having had four days to rehearse, I think everyone did an AMAZING job!  A couple of singing and dancing numbers were incorporated into the production as well - making the short rehearsal all that much more impressive! 
Great Job #4 of 5!


  1. Keep it up #4. School plays are fun to perform and fun to make friends. Our proudest moments as parents have happened at children's productions.

  2. Thanks guys!

    It was hard to do (knowing I would only get three hours of sleep) but it was well worth it!

  3. How fun for your daughter! I imagine they didn't do the whole Shakespeare play or four days wouldn't have been nearly enough time. Or maybe they did and they are just that good.

    I played the Duke of Athens when our high school did that play. Yes, I played a man. What's more, I had to be in love with an Amazon woman. Talk about acting!


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