Midsummer Night's Dream - Directed by Scott Feldsher
Costume Design by Pearl A. Hodges
The concept for this production revolved around the setting. The director, owing to the similar nature of the absurd, festival, and other topsy-turvy aspects, chose to set this version of Midsummer in a mostly modern Mardi Gras New Orleans. Therefore, the timeline of the play was as follows: the start of the play is the day before Mardi Gras, and the court rehearses appropriately, that night, the lovers run to the forest, or in this case, swamp, to encounter the fae court influenced by the swamp's biology and a parody of the Athenian Court. The lovers then return to the full blown Mardi Gras, all dressed in complimentary garb to Theseus' and Hippolta's Krews. The following images show the development of the costumes from their initial conception through their final execution on stage.
The Atheninan Court
The Fairy Court
© 2008 Pearl A. Hodges