Directed by Julie Herber

An Outdoor, Immersive, Theatrical Celebration at ThorpeWood

12805-A Mink Farm Road • Thurmont, MD 21788


JUNE 10-18 | TICKETS: $24

Click here for the Midsummer Program

Midsummer: A Most Rare Vision is an immersive/environmental piece that is inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The piece invites the audience, in guided groups, to journey through the beautiful hidden natural landscapes at ThorpeWood. Scenes, songs, monologues, physical theatre, aerial arts, and more, all influenced by the characters and themes of the Bard’s most popular comedy, are brought to life in fields, ponds, trees, gardens, and wood. Each audience group will have their own unique performance depending on the path they are guided through. Our spectators will be immersed in a magical theatre experience that celebrates creativity and community.

PLEASE NOTE: This show will be taking place outdoors at ThorpeWood (12805-A Mink Farm Road • Thurmont, MD 21788), not at MET’s Downtown Frederick Location.

Performances take place June 10, 13, 17 and 18 at 7pm
June 12 at 1pm
June 13 at 2pm

Masks required for unvaccinated attendees & Social Distancing per Local Health Dept. Guidelines.

Audience members are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Accesibility: For audience members who require a wheelchair or have mobility concerns, a golf cart can be reserved for transportation between experiences at Midsummer. Space is limited, please indicate if you will require this service in the comments section at checkout or contact prior to the date of the performance.



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Though She Is Little: Karli Cole
Mechanicals: Reiner Prochaska, Ken Poisson, Laura Stark, Rachel Smith, Wilson Seltzer, Ivan Diaz Moros,
The Lover’s Garden: Tad Janes, Gené Fouche
Midsummer Night’s Dream: Tori Weaver
Puck’s Magic Aerial: Devin Gaither
Helena: Surasree Das
Hermia: Delaney White
Titania, Oberon & The Changeling Child: Lia Seltzer, Tim Seltzer, Opal Stout, Phoenix Mayonado
The Ass: James McGarvey, Mikael Johnson (US)
The Wise Man: Ray Hatch
The Fairies: Ysa Seltzer, Lucy Campbell, Tallulah Hammel, Izzy Wood, Searlait Hoyt, Mairead Hoyt, Josie Ritchie


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Director: Julie Herber 
Stage Manager: Shayden Jamison – Stage Manager
Original musical compositions: Colin Schultzaberger, Meryl Cullom, Michael Perrie, Jr, and Noah Sommer.
Original playwriting and poetry: Jessica McHugh, Joy Campbell, Matt Lee, and Reiner Prochaska
Art Installations: Joann Foltz and Milee McDonald
Costume Design: Julie Herber
Additional Design Elements: Doug Grove and Tabetha White
Production Assistance: Sarah Agnello, Hayden Draycott, Ariel Naryan, and LJ Teske
Production Management: Melynda Burdette Wintrol

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Maryland Ensemble Theatre