Howard Community College Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM this Month

The Howard Community College (HCC) Theatre Program presents William Shakespeare's comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," for one weekend only, free and under the stars, June 29-July 1. Directed by Theatre Department Chair Bill Gillett, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will feature current HCC students and guest artists who will bring this wonderful comedy to life for audiences young and old.

Prepare yourself for Shakespeare's enchanting comedy of unrequited love, mistaken identities, and fairy antics. A charmed flower makes for an unforgettable midsummer night in this much-loved adventure.

"Lord, what fools these mortals be!" - Puck

"Our intent is to have a whole lot of fun," says Gillett. "It's exciting to be offering this free show outside on our Dreier Stage. We hope the community will take this opportunity to come early, bring a picnic, and experience the play with the entire family. With this production of Midsummer, we hope to create Shakespeare's play clearly and imaginatively in the spirit of summer fun!"

Performances are June 29 - July 1 at 8:00 p.m. at HCC's Dreier Stage, which is located behind the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA), 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland.

The performance is free. This is a non-ticketed event. Seating is available first come, first serve. Bench seating is limited. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. For information, visit howardcc.edu/boxoffice or call 443-518-1500.

ARTISTIC TEAM

Play by: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Bill Gillett

Lighting Design by: Eric Moore

Costume Design by: Noa Bass

Sound Design by: Mark Smedley

Props Design by: Rachel Mackall

About The Theatre Program

The Howard Community College theatre program is committed to helping students develop their individual creativity and artistic viewpoint. Students are provided a solid foundation of theory and technique, exposure to aesthetic and cultural diversity, collaborative skills, practical experience on and off the stage, and ample opportunities for performance. The learning process is strengthened by faculty who are known both as excellent teachers and practicing artists. The theatre program presents a variety of performances showcasing students throughout the year, including a fall play production, staged readings, the popular spring Shakespeare birthday celebration performance, and an annual collaboration of faculty, students, alumni, and guest artists performing scenes, songs, and stage combat.

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