Directed by: Donna Covington
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, was written around 1594 or 95. It portrays 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.
With such notable quotes as:
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
“And yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.”
Thu-Sat February 12th-14th, 2015 @ 8:00pm & Sun February 15th, 2015 @ 2:00pm