This year the town of Hudson is celebrating its 150th year. Hudson Players Club a community theatre organisation is thrilled to be playing its part in supporting the town to achieve its yearlong special activities. Using the knowledge and experience gained over the previous 2 summers offering Shakespeare by the Lake at the beautiful Jack Layton Park amphitheatre the club plans to make this year’s Shakespeare production  an extraordinary event that will be one of the highlights of this year.

Our 8 performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” directed by local artist Mary Vuorela, original music by  Roy Vuorela, and costumes designed by visual and textile artist Tina Marais Struthers along with  the extraordinary volunteering efforts of over 100 club members and supporters (30 of whom will be performing) was a stunning  and magical show  for  audiences of all ages who came out to support the show.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy tells the story of the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who’s transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder – it’s about the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all.

Want to know more about us? We invite you to read on and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming show promotion activities and performance.

As a community organisation we do not receive funding of any kind apart from our own voluntary efforts to secure funding via sponsorships and advertising recruitment from many local businesses.

The Cast

The Athenians

The Fairies

The Rude Mechanicals







The Musicians

Andre Floyd – Guitar

Zakari Vuorela-Haring – Recorder/Glockenspiel

Katrina Zub – Violin/Percussion

Andrew McAfferty – Guitar

Tristan Pierce – Bass

The Production Team

Musical Director
Exec Producer
Asst Producer
Costume Designer
Stage Manager
Asst Stage Manager
Technical  Director
Costumes Coordinator
Sewing for Shakespeare Team

Set/ Props

Volunteer/ Front of House

Mary  Vuorela
Roy Vuorela
Diana Gausden
Elizabeth Harwood
Tina Marais Struthers
Shelley Walters
Amanda Doran
Marc Roy
Elizabeth Harwood / Steve Walters/ Andrew Richardson
Susie Spurdens
Norma Murphy, Sophie McCafferty, Christina Powell, Valerie, Andre Floyd
Marc Roy/ Andrew Richardson/ Adele Reeves/ Phil Gausden/ Jeff Poitras
Lily Sargent/ Lisa Vindasius/ Karen Delorme
Steve Walters