A Holtville Night’s Dream (2007)

Residents and other members of Los Angeles’ Downtown Arts District collaborated to present this original play based on the history and life of this diverse and dynamic neighborhood. In Alison Carey’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s most popular play, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, magic happened in the desert rather than in the woods. Fairies became mirages. The play-within-the-play was performed by local crops rather than mechanicals (i.e.: Peter Quince is a watermelon), and the culminating event of the play was Holtville’s annual Carrot Festival rather than a royal wedding. Laurie Woolery directed the 62 cast members, which included 52 local residents onstage and one as backstage crew. Approximately 810 people attended the performances at Finley Elementary Auditorium.


Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/x0k6dqxf

Additional Info

  • Title: A Holtville Night's Dream
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:36:01
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Date: 4 Aug 2007
  • Location: Finley Elementary School Auditorium, Holtville, California, USA
  • Type-Format: play
  • Cast: Andi Allen, Perri Allen, Elvira Alvarado, Samantha Alvarado, Johnny Barajas, Adriana Burns, Ashlin Burns, David Burns, performer ; Cheyenne Star Castillo, Cynthia Maria Castillo, Clarissa Castro, Sage Alia Clamenco, Brando "The Shark" Cutts, performer ; Julian Daniel, Yesenia de la Torre, Kate Duffy, Devaney Flores, Vanessa Fregoso, Trudy Gaddis, performer ; Daniela Gaona, Rebecca Gaona, Francisco Garcia, Irma Garcia, Kayla Garcia, Fausto Grijalva, performer ; Lorena Grijalva, Taiza Grijalva, Grace Gu, Emily Hansen, Larissa Hansen, Angela James, Victor Jara, Lynn Jeffries, performer ; Autumn Knight, Carlos Madrigal, Maria Madrigal, Kristin Marlow, Megan Marlow, Anna Victoria Pérez Martínez, Rosario Martínez, performer ; Martha Medina, Yadira Medina, Iris Muñiz, Alexis Pacheco, Alejandra Peralta, Angela Peralta, Mariely Corona Pérez, Sylvia Piñeda, performer ; Kari Pope, Yessica Puentes, Elise Puyot, Sal Ruiz, Eddie Schwer, performer ; J.D. Schwer, Jenny Schwer, Erica L. Thornburg, Asia Marie Torres, Vic Trevino, Mariah Tumbaga, Rocío Villegas, Christopher Wolfe, performer.
  • Credits: Alison Carey, writer ; Laurie Woolery, director ; Alejandra Navarro, stage manager ; Sara Ryung Clement, scenarist ; Elizabeth A. Cox, costume designer ; Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz, lighting designer ; Paul James Prendergast, sound designer ; Lynn Jeffries, shadow puppet designer.