The Cast

  • Caroline Bradey
  • Mackenzie Tierney-Smith
  • Logan Dowlen
  • Zach Williams
  • Chakara LaRose
  • Dustin LaFleur
  • Angela Gimlin
  • Bryan Royals
Caroline Bradey

Puck/Egeus

This is Caroline’s second season with Inebriated Shakespeare, and she is thrilled to be back with the company doing the two things she loves most: Shakespeare and drinking. Caroline graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts from Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. After graduating, she worked with Emerald Coast Theatre Company, before relocating to Nashville. Her past credits include Christine Mundy in Dancing at Lughnasa, Prudence in Beyond Therapy, and Princess Estrella in Life is a Dream.

Mackenzie Tierney-Smith

Oberon/Theseus

This is MacKenzie’s third year with Inebriated Shakespeare and his second year as the company’s shows director. He is an Alabama native who moved to Nashville in 2010 after earning his theatre degree from Birmingham Southern College. He’s kept busy the last few years as Petruchio in Inebriated Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and in Way Off Broadway Productions’ Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love as well as The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged. He is reprising the role of Oberon/Theseus, taking on the parts during his inaugural year with the company.

Logan Dowlen

Titania/Hippolyta

Logan is excited to be performing in his second season of Inebriated Shakespeare. He has been acting for more than 15 years, having roles in over 100 productions. A few of his favorite roles are Richard III in RichardIII, Eilert Lovborg in Hedda Gabler, and Orcus in She Kills Monsters. He thanks Angela, MacKenzie, and the rest of his fellow actors for the opportunity to be part of these incredible productions.

Zach Williams

Bottom/Fairy Child

Zach is happy to be returning to Inebriated Shakespeare for a second year. He became well-known last season for playing the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet. He is originally from Myrtle Beach, SC and was most recently seen on stage in KB Production’s Holding the Man. Hopefully, he’ll have you in stitches by the end of Scene 2! Bring on the drinks!

Chakara LaRose

Hermia/Quince

Chakara was born in Pontiac Michigan and is a graduate of Tennessee State University with a degree in Radio & Television. She’s currently at Lipscomb University working on her Masters Degree in Film. She has been featured in over 30 films, commercials, theatrical productions and music videos. In addition, Chakara has been producing and hosting live events around Nashville since 2012. She is currently shooting season 2 of her Channel 19 talk show Late Night with Marlie!

Dustin LaFleur

Demetrius/Flute

Dustin is a graduate of the University of Louisiana and earned his MFA at Western Illinois University. This Louisiana native is excited to break into the Nashville scene, making his debut with Inebriated Shakes.

Angela Gimlin

Helena/Fairy #1

Angela is an Inebriated Shakespeare veteran, being with the company since the beginning, five years ago. She is a huge fan of improv and, obviously, Shakespeare. Some of her favorite past roles include Queen Gertrude in Hamlet and Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest. When she isn’t treading the boards, you can find her cheering on her two favorite teams – the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Bryan Royals

Lysander/Fairy #2

Bryan is excited to get tipsy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This will be Bryan’s Shakespearian debut, unless however, you count a middle school production of the same play. He was most recently seen on stage as Brad in The Rocky Horror Show and Josh in If/Then both with Circle Players. Bryan moved to Nashville over a year ago from Florida where he was performing and recording for Walt Disney World, PerformerStuff.com, and Central Florida Community Arts. An Alabama native, he is a graduate of the University of Mobile where he studied voice and musical theater. While not on stage, he attempts to run or workout, then cancelling it out with some kind of cheese-covered food. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter: @broyals.

The Story

H Midsummer Night’s Dream opens with Theseus and Hippolyta planning their wedding, which takes place in four days. Egeus enters with his daughter, Hermia, and her two suitors, Lysander and Demetrius. Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. He declares that if Hermia won’t marry Demetrius, she will die. Lysander and Hermia decide to escape to Athens. Helena is in love with Demeterius. Hermia and Lysander then tell Helena about their plan to leave. In a last effort to gain Demetrius’ love, Helena decides to tell him of this plot. Peter Quince is directing a group of amateur actors to perform “Pyramus and Thisbe” for Theseus’ wedding. Nick Bottom, a terrible actor, is given the lead role. Fairy Queen Titania and Fairy King Oberon are arguing because Titania refuses to give Oberon custody of the Indian boy she is raising. Oberon sends Puck, his trouble-making jester, out to find a plant called love-in-idleness, the juice of which makes any person dote on the next creature he or she sees. Taking pity on Helena for the terrible way Demetrius is treating her, Oberon instructs Puck to put some love juice in Demetrius’ eyes at a moment when Helena will be the first person he sees upon waking. Mistaking Lysander for the Demetrius Puck puts love juice in Lysander’s eyes. Still in pursuit of Demetrius, Helena wanders past and awakens the sleeping Lysander; he immediately falls in love with her. When Titania falls asleep, Oberon squeezes the love juice in her eyes. Puck, appalled by the awful acting of Bottom, gives him a donkey-head. Bottom is unaware of the transformation and walks through the woods, waking Titania who immediately falls in love with him. Titania willingly releases the Indian boy to Oberon because she only has eyes for Bottom. Oberon’s plan is now complete so he releases her from the spell and has Puck remove the donkey-head from Bottom. Both Lysander and Demetrius are in love with Helena. Before a serious fight breaks out between Demetrius and Lysander, Oberon has Puck create a fog that will keep the lovers from finding one another. While they are sleeping, Puck reverses the spell on Lysander. He also casts a spell so none of the lovers will remember what has happened in the woods. “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” In the final scene, the joyous lovers enter, and Theseus decides it is time to plan the festivities for the evening and chooses to see “Pyramus and Thisbe” performed. The players finally present their hilarious play.

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Drink

When an Actor uses modern language

When an Actor forgets their line

When a costume change isn’t fast enough

When someone mentions genitalia

When a fake beard is worn

When someone falls down

When someone gets slapped

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