BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
In a world where women are captured and married to the highest bidder, what are four unrequited young lovers to do on a Midsummer’s night? Of course, run away into the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the gender-bending course of true love is anything but smooth and games of fantasy, love and dreams lead to transformation in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy.
This production includes moments of the following:
. Moving lights
. Performers entering and exiting the theatre aisles
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a light-hearted play about all kinds of lovers who are mismatched by the world of magical fairies. Parents of younger theatregoers please use discretion, as the Shakespeare text includes some sexual innuendo. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Run time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including one 15-minute intermission)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM IS PART OF OUR 22-23 SUBSCRIPTION SERIES
Don’t miss our special event nights!
Opening Night – Tuesday, April 18
Includes complimentary post-show champagne toast.
Chef’s Table – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25
Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by local restaurants
ASL Performance – 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29
This performance features sign language interpreters. To request access to the designated seating section, please call the box office at 518.346.6204
Thirsty Thursday – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4
Light fare and tasting samples from local breweries, cideries and distilleries.
Behind the Scenes – 1 p.m. Sunday, May 7
12:30 p.m., complimentary coffee and pastry before the pre-show presentation on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” hosted by Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. This special conversation is free and open to the public.
Teachers, don’t miss our “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” study guide, found here.
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