A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare (award-winning, hour-long adaptation by Bill Arnold)
Shakespeare’s most popular comedy centers around the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who’s transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder – it’s about the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all. Directed by Kelley Mountzoures, A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs July 15, 16, 22 (pay-what-you-can performance), 23, 24 (2 pm matinee), 29, 3, August 5, 6. All shows at 8 pm except where noted.