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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare

Audiences clamor each season to see Theatricum’s full cast signature production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, well known to Southern California as the ideal introduction to William Shakespeare’s captivating world of language, vivid characters and interconnected storytelling.

Three separate worlds unfold: First we are introduced to the elegant court of Duke Theseus and his betrothed Amazon Queen Hippolyta, where a father’s tyranny drives four passionate young lovers to escape into the forest of Athens. Next we meet the workers of the play, “hard-handed men” of the town, as they rehearse a play to be performed at the royal wedding. Last we enter the fairy kingdom where Oberon and Titania’s jealous battle over a human child ignites chaos in the world by turning nature’s seasons entirely upside down. Ultimately, Shakespeare brilliantly reconciles the confused romances and restores balance to a world gone awry.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream appeals to audiences of all ages and is the ideal introduction to the Bard’s wonderful world of language, character and ensemble storytelling.

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photo by Miriam Geer

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream gives ample evidence that since its inception in 1973, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum has become one of this country’s leading outdoor legit venues.” – Daily Variety 2007

The return of Shakespeare’s evergreen romantic comedy to the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum reminds us anew why the production is a surefire company staple. …the invested cast… make time and space melt away in this bewitchingly eloquent revival.” – LA Times Critic’s Choice, 2007

For Information, Pricing & Booking: Contact: Jackie Banks-Mahlum
Repertory Producer/ College Programs Manager
Technical Riders available upon request
(310) 455-2322, ext. 226 Email: jackiebanks@theatricum.com