http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/plays-events/a-midsummer-nights-dream/ Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge
41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA 02141
$15 - $50
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Dashed expectations force flummoxed lovers into the mystical wilderness where enchantment and confusion await, all for our gleeful benefit. Director Patrick Swanson’s production will celebrate the creative center of dreams, and how the spirit world can interfere with mortal destinies.
Likely first performed as a formal entertainment at the wedding of Queen Elizabeth the First’s godchild, Shakespeare’s hilarious and hallucinatory A Midsummer Night’s Dream is also his most enduringly popular play. In Paddy’s remix, we are guests at a wedding celebration that has been going strong for 400 years. Set in a hideaway location that simultaneously evokes Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the “White Box” of Peter Brook’s 1970 production, this is a rave that celebrates the sublime and the ridiculous. Boasting the sweetest and most vicious love scenes, and music that both stimulates and soothes the savage beast, this is the party to crash!
ASP’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream cast features Jake Athyal as Lysander; Steven Barkhimer* as Bottom; Elle Borders as Hermia; Monica Giordano as Helena; and Equiano Mosieri* as Oberon; Sarah Newhouse* as Puck; Paula Plum* as Titania; Mac Young as Demetrius and other roles will be played by the ensemble.
The creative team includes Patrick Swanson, Director; Susan Dibble, Choreographer; Eric Levenson* Scenic Designer; Jessica Pribble, Costume Designer; Eric Levenson** & Deb Sullivan, Lighting Designers; David Reiffel**, Sound Designer; Marsha Smith*, Stage Manager; and, Deb Sullivan, Production Manager.
*A Member of the Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
**Member of United Scenic Artists Local 82