As DSF gets ready to celebrate its Tenth Anniversary, we take a look back at how one of Delaware’s favorite summer traditions got its start. Each month until this year’s Festival, we’ll hear
the memories of a participant in the inaugural production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (2003).
Molly Cahill Govern – DSF Founding Artistic Director, “Helena”
I remember best the excitement that permeated every step in making a simple idea I had in March become a serious reality by August. To make Midsummer come alive, so many people dedicated their time and talents. From sewing costumes, to building the stage, and to marketing the show, our families and friends did not hesitate when asked to help, and most of them gladly volunteered. By the time opening night arrived, and the audience lined up to see the show, I knew we had created something truly special. Everyone’s support, belief, and excitement in what we envisioned remains with me to this day as an example of unselfish generosity.
DSF has grown considerably in the past nine seasons, and I’m so honored to have been a part of that growth. Each production inspired me and taught me something new; each one holds a special place in my heart. On opening night this year, I can’t wait to learn and be inspired yet again!