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Nemesis Theater Company presents MIDSUMMER FOR HATERS, in collaboration with The Magnetic Theater

Nemesis Theater Company and The Magnetic Theater present the world premiere of Midsummer For Haters, an original adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, created and directed by Melon Wedick from June 3-18, 2022.

Shakespeare’s beloved classic comedy gets a new treatment from performers who can’t stand the original: resulting in a kidnapped Amazon queen, misled mortals, sadistic fairies, and missing mechanics…drunk? Will one of them survive four nights in the magic forest?

To make things even wilder and stranger, the cast is creating two versions of this show, which will take place in rep, exploring sadistic Oberon versus compassionate Oberon; Malicious Puck versus Innocent Puck; with an unexpected final surprise in both versions. The actors will not know which version they are presenting until the beginning of the first scene of the play!

There are two versions of the cast for this show, listed below. If you would like to see a particular actor in a specific role, please contact us at [email protected]

Distribution A:
Helen – Christine Hellman
Hermia – Lauren Otis
Demetrius – Jon Stockdale
Lysander – Daniel Henry
Titania – Alexander McDonald
Oberon – Erin McCarson
Theseus – Molly Graves
Washer – Haven Volpe
Aegean / Lower – Paul Vonasek
Hippolyte / Mechanical – Katie Jones
Together – Zak Hamrick, Christine Hellman, Molly Graves, Haven Volpe

Actor B:
Helen – Christine Hellman
Hermia – Molly Graves
Demetrius – Alexander McDonald
Lysander – Paul Vonasek
Titania – Lauren Otis
Oberon – Jon Stockdale
Washer – Haven Volpe
Aegean/Lower – Erin McCarson
Theseus – Daniel Henry
Hippolyte / Mechanical – Katie Jones
Together – Zak Hamrick, Christine Hellman, Daniel Henry, Haven Volpe

Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit

Located at 375 Depot St in the River Arts District, The Magnetic Theater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more than a decade it has hosted live performances in Asheville, producing a MainStage season of original works, a new play development program, and Magnetic U, a series of theater classes and workshops for adults. To learn more, please visit:

Nemesis Theater Company is dedicated to creating unconventional, urgent and accessible productions of Shakespeare’s work. For more information, visit
CW (Content Warning): This program may contain coarse language at times.