The Cast

  • Caroline Brady
  • Mackenzie Tierney-Smith
  • Riley Bayer
  • Sofia Tosches
  • Zach Williams
  • Alyssa Borg
  • Angela Gimlin
  • Logan Dowlen
  • Daniel Morgan
Caroline Brady


This is Caroline's third season with Inebriated Shakespeare and she is happy to be back doing two of her favorite things: Drinking and Shakespeare. And she is even more ecstatic to be reprising here role as the lovable, huggable Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Some of her past favorites include Lucentio in Taming of the Shrew, and Viola in Radical Arts' online production of Twelfth Night. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Mackenzie Tierney-Smith


This is MacKenzie’s fourth year with Inebriated Shakespeare and his third as the company’s 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.

Riley Bayer


Riley is excited to be returning to Inebriated Shakespeare for another fun season. Riley received his bachelor’s in Theater and Cinema at Missouri Western State University with a concentration in performance and directing/writing. Some of his credits include Lennie in Of Mice & Men, Jake in Evil Dead: The Musical, and Drewy Bell in Spirit: Story of of the Bell Witch, Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, Peter Quince in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Rosencrantz/Guildenstern in Hamlet, and many more. Riley would like to dedicate this season to his uncle Michael “Butch” Bayer.

Sofia Tosches
Sofia Tosches


Sofia is thrilled to be returning to the stage this summer with the Inebriated Shakespeare company as Titania/Hippolyta. She has been a Nashville actress and playwright for almost 8 years now. Favorite credits include: OG Howland in Men on Boats, The Vagina Monologues, and Melissa in White Elephant. She is dedicating this performance to every woman out there tirelessly reclaiming their space. You matter and so do your rights. “Hand in hand, with fairy grace, will we sing, and bless this place.” 5.1.416

Today is a beautiful day to make art!

Zach Williams
Zach Williams


Zach is happy to be returning to Inebriated Shakespeare for a third year. He became well-known two seasons ago 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!

Alyssa Borg
Alyssa Borg


Originally from Texas, Alyssa settled down in Nashville in 2016 after an 8 year layover in New York. In 2019, Alyssa was seen in Mr. Burns a post electric play (Barbershop Theater), Initiative (Nashville Scene's Best Small Stage Play 2019, Barbershop Theater), and The Nightmarium Incident (Act 1). When not drunkenly performing Shakespeare, Alyssa is an executive assistant, the managing editor and lead writer for Southern Travel + Lifestyles magazine, and a community-based yoga teacher with Small World Yoga. 

Angela Gimlin

Helena/Moth the Fairy

Angela is an Inebriated Shakespeare veteran, being with the company since the beginning. 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.

Logan Dowlen

Lysander/Peaseblossom the Fairy

Logan is very excited to be performing for his fourth year with Inebriated Shakespeare. Logan has been acting for more than 17 years, with roles in over 200 productions. His favorites have been Conrad Jarrett in Ordinary People, Eilert Lovborg in Hedda Gabler, & Orcus in She Kills Monsters. He thanks Angela, MacKenzie, and the rest of this awesome cast for the chance to be part of this incredible production. Logan hopes that each of you enjoys this amazing show!

Daniel Morgan
Daniel Morgan


Daniel is back with a vengeance for his fifth season with the company. Some of his classic performances include Picasso in Picasso at the Lapin Agile and recently as Azolan in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Hailing from Lexington, KY he started acting on a whim in 2012. Give him plenty of shots and he'll boastfully tell you about all the super cool stuff he’s done and endlessly talk about wrestling.

The Story


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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