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Meet the Cast of Midsummer! Spotlight on Clare McKelway (Hermia)

The lovely Clare is a Maine native and new to Classics on the Rocks this year. Her spitfire Hermia literally throws herself across the stage (after all, she's not so low but that her nails can reach Helena's eyes!). Plus, her embarrassing childhood story is pretty much all of us. Read about her hopes and dreams and then pity her plight in Midsummer!

What's your #1 bucket list role, Shakespeare or otherwise?

Elphaba in Wicked.

What do you do when you're not acting - or what would you do if you weren't an actor?

If I weren’t an actor I would like to run a used bookshop with an attached cafe where I’d serve coffee, tea, and homemade baked goods.

What's your most embarrassing childhood memory (that you're willing to share)?

I once walked face first into a flag pole because the boy I had a crush on was walking by.

If a movie was being made of your life which actor would you choose to play you? What's the movie called?

I would be played by a 1980s Molly Ringwald, and the movie would be called ‘Making Mistakes for Fun and Profit’

Join us this summer for one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies filled with frolicking fairies, a ridiculous troupe of actors, and the most epic love triangle ever seen.

A Midsummer Night's Dream performs July 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7pm and July 21 at 5pm at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. Tickets may be purchased in advance here.

About Classics on the Rocks:

Shakespeare doesn't have to be complicated and it's our mission at Classics on the Rocks to make classical theatre accessible, exciting, palatable, and fun for everyone - whether you're brand new to Shakespeare or have read the canon cover to cover.

At Classics on the Rocks, we believe that just as whiskey doesn't need anything more than rocks to tame its bite. Shakespeare doesn't need fancy concepts, modernizations, frilly costumes, or big sets to make it relatable. All you need are talented actors who trust the text and tell the story. It's classics served simply on the rocks.

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