Love In Idleness
Love in Idleness is a literary web series based off of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Written winter 2014-2015 and filmed during the summer of 2015, Love in Idleness was the first project that the Slap Happy Studios team ever did and the one that lead to the formation of the group. It was uploaded and released on YouTube starting in December 2015, with the final episode released in June 2016.
The story follows Helena, an 18 year old girl in the summer after her senior year of high school, as she and her friends attempt to navigate their relationships with one another while they prepare for a new chapter in all of their lives. Meanwhile, a local theater director and his company attempt to change the way we look at art, life, and the meaning of existence in their bold new interpretation of the classic text Pyramus and Thisbe. However, when the two groups find themselves in the woods after sun down, things get dark rather quickly as they are forced to see each other in a new light.
Lily Noonan (Helena)
Laini Devin (Hermia)
Bradley Prom (Lysander)
Jake Mierva (Demetrius)
Logan Rodgers (Peter Quince)
Beth Ann Powers (Nicolette Bottome)
Anna Crandall (Snout)
Rory Mitchell (Flute)
Jordyn Wick (Snug)
With Appearances by Erika Bloomdahl, Jake Brindley, Erin Cargill, Ellen Carter, Celeste Nosow, Laurie Olson Williams, and Bullet Taylor
Video Editing by Erika Bloomdahl, Erin Cargill, Beth Ann Powers, and Anna Sibenaller
We'd like to thank our friends and family for their support during this first project. From borrowing the car, to the late nights, to postponing lawn work, you all made the start of something amazing possible.