New Rep to Tour A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 7/13-20
New Repertory Theatre announces A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare, performed at a variety of locations in the Greater Boston area from July 13-20, 2014. Presented by New Repertory Theatre's Classic Repertory Company and directed by Clay Hopper, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will be free and open to the public with donations accepted.
"Hosting our young professional touring company is an ideal way to enliven the arts programs of our partners at the Arlington Center for the Arts, Hyde Community Center in Newton, the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, and The Mall at Chestnut Hill," says New Rep Artistic Director, Jim Petosa.
"The Classic Repertory Company allows New Rep to engage communities from around the Greater Boston area," says New Rep Managing Director, Harriet Sheets. "Our professional touring productions present classic works that continue to resonate with audiences, and we're pleased to perform these free productions this summer."
In this fast-paced, 90-minute version of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, New Rep's Classic Repertory Company presents one of William Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Follow the chaos and passion of four love-struck youth as they find their way through the forest and to each other, while overcoming the obstacles of the fairies and the will of the Duke.
About New Repertory Theatre - New Repertory Theatre is the award-winning, professional theatre company in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. Entering its 30th anniversary season as a leading self-producing theatre in greater Boston, New Rep produces contemporary and classic dramas, comedies, and musicals in both the 340-seat Charles Mosesian Theater and the 90-seat Black Box Theater. Annually, New Rep serves 45,000-50,000 patrons, including over 2,200 season subscribers. In addition to its main programming, the non-profit theatre produces New Rep's Next Voices, with four playwrights each season, which develops new plays into three staged readings and one world premiere production. Under its Lifelong Enrichment Arts Programs (LEAP), New Rep also produces its Classic Repertory Company, summerSTAGE2, Page To Stage, Insider Experiences, and Spotlight Symposium Series.
New Rep's Mission - New Repertory Theatre produces plays that speak powerfully to the essential ideas of our time. Through the passion and electricity of live theater performed to the highest standards of excellence, New Rep expands and challenges the human spirit of both artists and audience. New Rep presents world premieres, contemporary and classic works in several intimate settings. We are committed to education and outreach, including special dedication to the creation of innovative in-school programming and providing access to underserved audiences. New Rep is an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM DATES:
Saturday, July 13 at 5pm
Menotomy Rocks Park - in association with the Arlington Center for the Arts
150 Jason Street, Arlington, MA 02476
Wednesday, July 16 at 12pm
Thursday, July 17 at 5:30pm
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Saturday, July 19 at 1:30pm - SPECIAL 30-MINUTE EXCERPT
The Mall at Chestnut Hill
199 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Sunday, July 20 at 5pm
Hyde Community Center
90 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands, MA 02461
For more information, visit newrep.org.