Characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Athenians

Egeus,

Hermia’s father, who brings a complaint against his daughter to Theseus.

       - Playing Age: Older    - Sex of Character: Prefer Male    - Additional Information: Needs to be old enough to be father of Hermia


Theseus,

The heroic duke of Athens, engaged to Hippolyta.

       - Playing Age: 30s to 40s    - Sex of Character: Male   


Hippolyta,

The legendary queen of the Amazons, engaged to Theseus.

       - Playing Age: 30s to 40s    - Sex of Character: Female   


Philostrate,

Theseus’s Master of the Revels, responsible for organizing the entertainment for the duke’s marriage celebration.

       - Playing Age: Any Age    - Sex of Character: Male or Female    - Additional Information: Small Part



Lovers

Lysander,

A young man of Athens, in love with Hermia.

       - Playing Age: 20s    - Sex of Character: Male   


Demetrius,

A young man of Athens, initially in love with Hermia and ultimately in love with Helena.

       - Playing Age: 20s    - Sex of Character: Male   


Hermia,

Egeus’s daughter, a young woman of Athens. Hermia is in love with Lysander and is a childhood friend of Helena.

       - Playing Age: 20s    - Sex of Character: Female   


Helena,

A young woman of Athens, in love with Demetrius.

       - Playing Age: 20s    - Sex of Character: Female   



Mechanicals

Nick Bottom,

The overconfident weaver chosen to play Pyramus in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage celebration.

The mechanicals will be a three generational family unit.

       - Playing Age: 40s    - Sex of Character: Male    - Additional Information: The Father of the family


Peter Quince,

A carpenter and the nominal leader of the craftsmen’s attempt to put on a play for Theseus’s marriage celebration.

The mechanicals will be a three generational family unit.

       - Playing Age: 40s    - Sex of Character: Female    - Additional Information: The mother of the family


Francis Flute,

The bellows-mender chosen to play Thisbe in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage.

The mechanicals will be a three generational family unit.

       - Playing Age: 20s    - Sex of Character: Male    - Additional Information: The son of the family


Robin Starveling,

The tailor chosen to play Thisbe’s mother in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage.

The mechanicals will be a three generational family unit.

       - Playing Age: 15 to 19    - Sex of Character: Female   


Tom Snout,

The tinker chosen to play Pyramus’s father in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage.

The mechanicals will be a three generational family unit.

       - Playing Age: Any Age    - Sex of Character: Male or Female    - Additional Information: Part of the family


Snug,

The joiner chosen to play the lion in the craftsmen’s play for Theseus’s marriage.

The mechanicals will be a three generational family unit.

       - Playing Age: Very Old    - Sex of Character: Female    - Additional Information: The Grandmother of the family



Fairies

Puck,

Also known as Robin Goodfellow, Puck is Oberon’s jester, a mischievous fairy who delights in playing pranks on mortals

       - Playing Age: Any Age - If old, Oberon will be young (and vice versa)    - Sex of Character: Male or Female   


Oberon,

The king of the fairies, husband of Titania

       - Playing Age: Any Age - If old, Puck will be young (and vice versa)    - Sex of Character: Male   


Titania,

The beautiful queen of the fairies

       - Playing Age: 30s to 40s    - Sex of Character: Female   


1st Fairy,

1st Fairy will perform all performances, and is required to sing.

       - Playing Age: 20s to 30s    - Sex of Character: Female   



Fairies - Team A

Peaseblossom,

A fairy ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him.

The young fairies will be two teams, with one team performing in week one and the other in week two.

       - Playing Age: Young    - Sex of Character: Male or Female   


Cobweb,

A fairy ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him.

The young fairies will be two teams, with one team performing in week one and the other in week two.

       - Playing Age: Young    - Sex of Character: Male or Female   


Mote,

A fairy ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him.

The young fairies will be two teams, with one team performing in week one and the other in week two.

       - Playing Age: Young    - Sex of Character: Male or Female   


Mustardseed,

A fairy ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him.

The young fairies will be two teams, with one team performing in week one and the other in week two.

       - Playing Age: Young    - Sex of Character: Male or Female   


Young Fairy 1,

Additional young fairy - non-speaking

       - Playing Age: Very Young    - Sex of Character: Male or Female    - Additional Information: Non-Speaking


Young Fairy 2,

Additional young fairy - non-speaking

       - Playing Age: Very Young    - Sex of Character: Male or Female    - Additional Information: Non-Speaking



Fairies - Team B

Peaseblossom,

A fairy ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him.

The young fairies will be two teams, with one team performing in week one and the other in week two.

       - Playing Age: Young    - Sex of Character: Male or Female   


Cobweb,

A fairy ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him.

The young fairies will be two teams, with one team performing in week one and the other in week two.

       - Playing Age: Young    - Sex of Character: Male or Female   


Mote,

A fairy ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him.

The young fairies will be two teams, with one team performing in week one and the other in week two.

       - Playing Age: Young    - Sex of Character: Male or Female   


Mustardseed,

A fairy ordered by Titania to attend to Bottom after she falls in love with him.

The young fairies will be two teams, with one team performing in week one and the other in week two.

       - Playing Age: Young    - Sex of Character: Male or Female   


Young Fairy 1,

Additional young fairy - non-speaking

       - Playing Age: Very Young    - Sex of Character: Male or Female    - Additional Information: Non-Speaking


Young Fairy 2,

Additional young fairy - non-speaking

       - Playing Age: Very Young    - Sex of Character: Male or Female    - Additional Information: Non-Speaking





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