This script was originally created for a high school summer camp. There are seventeen available speaking roles, but a smaller sized cast can also be used by doubling up on parts. The performance is fast passed and runs about 30-40 minutes in length. Minimal costume pieces and props can allow for quick transitions and character changes, if need be. All the text is from the original play by William Shakespeare. Edits have been made to shorten the play so that a classroom or camp can perform the text easily and get a good idea of the storyline. The story and plot remain the same.
There are a total of seventeen speaking roles; however, some of these roles can be doubled allowing for a cast of fourteen or thirteen. If additional characters are desired, non-speaking roles can be added by bringing in fairies to assist TITANIA.
Roles that can be played by the same actor:
THESEUS and OBERON
HIPPOLYTA and TITANIA
EGEUS, PUCK, and PHILOSTRATE