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Upstart Crow Theater Company: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare
November 21 @ 7:30 pm
One event on November 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm
One event on November 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
One event on November 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm
One event on November 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm
One event on November 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm
One event on December 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Nov. 21 – Dec. 1 –
“Lord, what fools these mortals be!” A Midsummer Night’s Dream ends with the funniest
scene that Shakespeare ever wrote, the “most lamentable comedy, and most cruel death of
Pyramus and Thisbe.” But Peter Quince is nearly unable to present the piece because his
leading actor, Nick Bottom, has been transformed into a man with a donkey’s head by a
mischievous Puck. Worse, the Queen of the Fairies, Titania, has fallen in love with the
transformed Nick Bottom. And the course of true love definitely doesn’t run smooth when
Lysander and Demetrius are both bewitched by a magical flower that makes them fall in
love with the first thing they see when they wake up. It all adds up to a comical, magical,
midsummer night in the woods outside Athens.
Thursday 11/21 is Name-Your-Price-Night. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. No reservations are needed – just show up at the Carsen Theater. Donations of any amount are accepted after the show in lieu of purchasing a ticket.
Talkback: Saturday, November 30th. Stay after the show for an informal conversation with the cast and directors.