A Midsummer Nights Dream Weekend Matinees
What do you get when you mix lovers, actors, faeries, moonlight and magic gone wrong? One of Shakespeare's most beloved plays ever. A Midsummer Night's Dream has been delighting audiences for well over 400 years but is still fresh and sassy as ever. Now Anna Smulowitz will put her directorial panache on this play this summer at the Firehouse Center for the Arts.
Meet Theseus and Hippolyta soon to be newlyweds; Oberon, king of the faeries and his Queen Titania; and of course, the mischievous Puck who errs in his mission to spread love-in-idleness, a flower that possesses magic powers and if spread on one's eyelids causes the affected one to fall in love with the first living thing seen upon waking.
Mayhem ensues when lovers, faeries and a troupe of actors rehearsing their play for the upcoming wedding festivities all collide in the forest and give credence to the words of Lysander: "The course of true love never did run smooth."