|The Pendant Shakespeare|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream - Act I|
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|Air Date||November 19, 2007|
|Directed by||David Alexander McDonald|
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In the opening scene, Hermia refuses to follow her father Egeus's instructions to marry Demetrius, whom he has chosen for her to wed. In response, Egeus quotes before Theseus an ancient Athenian law whereby a daughter must marry the suitor chosen by her father, or else face death. Theseus offers her another choice: lifelong chastity worshiping the goddess Diana as a nun.
At that same time, Peter Quince and his fellow players gather to produce a stage play, "The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe", for the Duke and the Duchess. Quince reads the names of the production's characters and bestows them to the players. Nick Bottom who is playing the main role of Pyramus, is over-enthusiastic and wants to dominate others by suggesting himself for the characters of Thisbe, The Lion and Pyramus at the same time. Also, he would rather be a tyrant and recites some lines of Ercles or Hercules. Quince ends the meeting saying, "At the Duke's oak we meet." 
David Ault as Lysander
Kathryn Pryde as Helena
Fiona Thraille as Hippolyta
Jerry Crawford as Flute
Philip Weber as Theseus
Perry Whittle as Egeus
Quint as Starveling
Ara Pelodi as Hermia
Chris Brittain as Snug
Daniel Munson as Demetrius
Chris Pyle as Quince
Lee Sands as Snout
David Alexander McDonald as Bottom
- This episode marked the premiere of The Pendant Shakespeare.
- This episode also marked Pendant's first venture into reproductions of classic works.