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Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream-a 75-minute abridgment of William Shakespeare's riotous tale of mismatched love among mischievous fairies, young lovers, and an amateur theatrical troupe of local workers.

Directed and adapted by Jess McLeodand featuring a power-packed ensemble cast, this production brings the magic to life for 1,000 students each day in the innovative, new venue The Yard at Chicago Shakespeareduring its six-week run. Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed for the public February 3-March 10, 2018 on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

After each performance, the actors remain on stage for a question-and-answer session before joining the audience in the Lobby for one on one conversation and photo opportunities.

Photo by Liz Lauren.

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Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Bottom (Adam Wesley Brown ) takes center stage as The Mechanicals assign roles for their upcoming theatrical performance in Chicago Shakespeare’s abridged production of Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, adapted and directed by Jess McLeod, February 3â€"March 10, 2018 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Hermia (Faith Servant) and Helena (Ally Carey) rejoice in Chicago Shakespeare’s abridged production of Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, adapted and directed by Jess McLeod, February 3â€"March 10, 2018 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Hermia (Faith Servant) beams at her true love, Lysander (Christopher Sheard) in Chicago Shakespeare’s abridged production of Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, adapted and directed by Jess McLeod, February 3â€"March 10, 2018 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Playful Puck (Travis Turner) delights in creating mischief in Chicago Shakespeare’s abridged production of Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, adapted and directed by Jess McLeod, February 3â€"March 10, 2018 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Puck (Travis Turner) surveys the enchanted world of Chicago Shakespeare’s abridged production of Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, adapted and directed by Jess McLeod, February 3â€"March 10, 2018 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Titania (Christiana Clark) beckons Bottom (Adam Wesley Brown), who has been transfigured into an ass, and her Fairy attendants (Hannah Starr and Lane Anthony Flores) in Chicago Shakespeare’s abridged production of Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, adapted and directed by Jess McLeod, February 3â€"March 10, 2018 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
An enchanted Titania (Christiana Clark) is overcome with desire for Bottom (Adam Wesley Brown), who has been transformed into an ass by a spell in Chicago Shakespeare’s abridged production of Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, adapted and directed by Jess McLeod, February 3â€"March 10, 2018 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
The king and queen of the fairies, Oberon (Sean Fortunato) and Titania (Christiana Clark) come face to face in Chicago Shakespeare’s abridged production of Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, adapted and directed by Jess McLeod, February 3â€"March 10, 2018 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Photo by Liz Lauren.


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