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A Midsummer Night's Dream - 2015 - Off-Broadway

Shakespeare’s lush tale of the ecstasies of love and loss, Midsummer tosses four lovers into the strangest, most magical night of their lives. In the woods of Athens, they dive into a world ruled by the whims of passion, play, and jealousy—and none of them come out unchanged. Directed by Bedlam Theater’s innovative Eric Tucker, five versatile actors will live out Bottom’s fantasy of playing all the roles in this celebration of the transformative and intoxicating power of love.

Co-produced with HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, and performed in repertory with THE CHAIRS.

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Pearl Theatre

(New York, NY)
555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream Off-Broadway Cast



 

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2021
Olivier and Tony Award-winning producer David Pugh has announced that he will be presenting the Tron Theatre Glasgow, the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Blood of the Young's production of Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen at the Criterion Theatre for an open-ended run.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021
Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Moss Empires will present The Nigel Havers Theatre Company in Noel Coward's gloriously entertaining PRIVATE LIVES.  This will be the inaugural show for The Nigel Havers Theatre Company, which will be touring the country with a wonderful line-up of theatrical gems. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021
Founded in 2020 by North Carolina-based director and producer, JaMeeka Holloway, Blk Girls Luv The Bard reimagines, reframes, and examines Shakespeare through the lens of Black and IPOC women with process, people, care, and community-centered workshops and public readings using modern verse translation commissioned by Play On Shakespeare.
by Jennifer Skura - Sep 4, 2021
Shakespeare’s infamous four-plot adventure is braided with precision by Laura Cole’s thoughtful and expertly timed hands. With festive, personality-invoking costumes, clever fight choreography, and astute music/sound design, the double, sometimes triple duty, cast is more than adept at switching in and out of characters. 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 3, 2021
The Studios of Key West, the island-city's preeminent arts center, will open its 2022 live theater season with Richard Ericson's reimagining of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' Shakespeare's comedy of love and sex in fairyland. Twilight performances at Hugh's View, the venue's rooftop performance space, will include a 360° sweep of Key West's famed sunset, while wild desire, jealousy, and outrageous comic revenge play out on the open-air arena.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) today announced that Naomi Sheldon will join The Comedy of Errors company to play the role of Adrianna on tour and at the Barbican this winter. Hedydd Dylan, who currently plays the role of Adrianna, will share the role with Naomi whilst the production is on tour, before leaving the company at the end of November to have her baby, when Naomi will take over permanently for the show's run at the Barbican.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021
Brand-new musical comedy Bluff, written exclusively for radio by Matt Cavendish and Ed Zanders is available to download on Monday 18 October, following a full studio recording with West End cast and musicians at Masterchord Studios London. The full radio-play, complete with foley sound effects, is designed to take the listener on a vivid journey through a larger-than-life world, accompanied by a live studio orchestra.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021
Dallas Theater Center (DTC) celebrates 30 years with one of the city's most talented actors, Liz Mikel. She made her debut on the DTC mainstage in 1991, appearing in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Since then, Mikel has been featured in multiple DTC productions and currently features in Cake Ladies at the Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre as Tweedy-Bird, a character written specifically for her.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2021
As the world première production of Kaite O'Reilly's Missing Julie opens at Theatr Clwyd, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey and Executive Director Liam Evans-Ford today announce the cast for the world première production of Tim Price's Isla.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021
Envisioned and produced during the Covid 19 shutdown, the Apocalyptic Artists Ensemble sets Shakespeare's classic comedy in an Athens that feels very like contemporary New York City.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2021
Mercury Theatre today announces full cast for Sirens by award-winning playwright Kenny Emson, which launches the Mercury Originals programme showcasing ground-breaking new plays by local writers. Bethany Pitts directs Jesse Akele (Isla), Simon Darwen (Rory) and Tanya-Loretta Dee (Gemma).
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2021
If you've never had an opportunity to see an original production, this is your chance. This Saturday, September 25, at 2 p.m., Actors Theatre of Indiana presents Provenance by Ethan Mathias. Mathias was chosen as one of the playwrights from ATI's LAB Series.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2021
Jeff Kiltie, president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida's most highly coveted recognition of theatrical and performance excellence, today announced the nonprofit organization's new team of judges for the 2021-2022 theater season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2021
The Old Globe is presenting the return of the Globe for All Tour, their free Shakespeare tour that reaches locations throughout San Diego County-now in its seventh year of making theatre matter to more people!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021
After 18 months of being shut down and only able to perform virtually, the Atlantic City Ballet is back with in  person performances and celebrating their 39th season.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021
The public is invited to explore the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival's newly expanded space, including its teaching lab and puppet fabrication shop, Friday, October 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021
The cast includes Elise Zavou as Red, Maisey Bawden as Mum, Phil Nichol as Granny, Jodie Jacobs as Woody, Ashley Goh as Bo Peep, Raphael Bushay as Wolf and Luke Latchman as Wolfie.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021
The Love Hate Club by Juan Ramirez, Jr. is a love dramedy about Lily, on her way to a new life, she finds herself face-to-face with her ex, Mia, and it's clear she has to decide if the one who got away, should stay away. The play calls attention to young love and the love/hate relationships we experience.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021
The Season Opening Concert at the White Rock Theatre on Tuesday 21st September begins the company's Sixth Season. HPO will dedicate this season to the preceding professional orchestra in Hastings - the Hastings Municipal Orchestra, for which the Which Rock Theatre was built.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2021
Variety Life Productions presents MIDSUMMER: A SHAKESPEARIENC, opening October 13 at Loft 51, 625 W 51st Street, NYC. Learn more at www.midsummershakespearience.com.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2021
Challis is best known for portraying Terrance Aubrey 'Boycie' Boyce in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses and its sequel/spin-off The Green Green Grass, as well as Monty Staines in the ITV sitcom Benidorm.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2021
Musica Sacra, New York's elite professional chorus, returns to the concert stage in 2021-22 led by Kent Tritle – in his 15th season as Music Director – with a season of three concerts with orchestra, each of which spotlights a facet of the group's identity.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021
The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the relaunch of its Education & Participation Programme as OT Community.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2021
The Joffrey Ballet's Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director and Greg Cameron, President and CEO are pleased to announce the addition of four dancers to the Joffrey roster for the 2021-22 season: Brian Bennett (Lanham, Maryland), Blake Kessler (Jacksonville, Florida), Yuchan Kim (Seoul, South Korea) and Miranda Silveira (Barcelona, Spain). With these new company members, The Joffrey Ballet has expanded to 43 dancers representing 13 countries.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2021
Kicking off its 29th season, Harrisburg Shakespeare Company at Gamut Theatre will present A Midsummer Night's Dream.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2021
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the Education Activities available to young people and their families this October Half-Term. Public booking opens on Thursday 16 September at 10.00am. Tickets for friends and Patrons are currently available.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2021
Canadian dance-pop producer Ryan Shane Owen invites you 'into the big striped tent by the river' to enjoy his new single release, 'Summer Night Dream' - available now.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
Full casting and the complete tour schedule are announced for the highly anticipated upcoming production of George Orwell's classic satirical fable, Animal Farm, adapted and directed by the multi award-winning Robert Icke (The Doctor, Hamlet, Mary Stuart, Oresteia, 1984).  
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2021
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Laura Cole, August 7-September 5, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021
Suzan-Lori Parks' White Noise will receive its European premiere at the Bridge Theatre, directed by Polly Findlay with a cast comprising James Corrigan, Ken Nwosu, Faith Omole and Helena Wilson.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021
The season will feature Shakespeare's Measure for Measure directed by Blanche McIntyre, Hamlet directed by Sean Holmes, The Merchant of Venice directed by Abigail Graham, and a festive reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's The Fir Tree written by Hannah Khalil. Alongside productions in the Playhouse, there will also be two week-long festivals (including the return of Shakespeare and Race) and half-term events for families.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2021
Producer Thomas Laub announced today that Arnie Burton has joined the cast of Douglas Carter Beane’s comedy Fairycakes replacing Brooks Ashmanskas who has departed due to a television opportunity. The world premiere is set for this fall at the Greenwich House Theater (27 Barrow Street), home to many of Beane’s first plays, beginning Thursday, October 14, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2021
Productions from the Stratford Festival’s 2021 season begin streaming this Thursday, September 2, with a ticketed viewing party of selections from Why We Tell the Story: A Celebration of Black Musical Theatre on Stratfest@Home, the Festival’s streaming platform. It will feature a live chat for all those virtually attending at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021
Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre has announced the four works that will be produced as part of this season's Stripped Bare Arts Incubator Project.
by Barry Lenny - Aug 31, 2021
A musical tour of Paris in the Baroque period.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce a full schedule of Fall education workshops and classes beginning in September and continuing through November focusing on writing, acting, public speaking, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021
The award-winning Classical Theatre of Harlem has announced programming for their upcoming appearance in the 2021 Picnic Performance series in Bryant Park. CTH will present excerpts from two new works, A Harlem Dream and Langston in Harlem, on Friday September 10 at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public with limited capacity.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2021
The event will       mark the official opening of Reading Rep's new cultural arts hub, following a two-year build and fundraising campaign which raised over £1 million to build the new theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 26, 2021
It's been surprisingly busy the past 18 months at the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, as organizers have piloted new programs and retackled festival planning, all while developing major expansion plans following a year-long strategic planning process.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021
This show pays tribute to country music sensation, Patsy Cline. Based on the true story of Patsy's relationship with her lifelong fan and friend, Louise Seger. You'll hear honky-tonk hits like 'I Fall to Pieces', 'Walking After Midnight', 'Lovesick Blues', and so much more!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021
Parry will be collaborating with Christie Vela, Associate Artistic Director at Theatre Three and a founding member of DTC's Diane and Brierley Resident Acting Company in 2008, who is directing the production. Vela will also appear on stage at DTC in the role of Sugar in Tiny Beautiful Things, the theater's opening production, starting on September 8.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2021
Dawn Walton OBE directs Francesca Amewudah-Rivers (Ismene), Liz Crowther (Tiresias), Wendy Kweh (Creon), Joseph Payne (Haemon) and Adeola Yemitan in her professional stage debut as Antigone.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2021
Bryant Park Picnic Performances' season of free, live performances will continue on Friday, September 10 at 7pm with Classical Theatre of Harlem, featuring excerpts from two enthralling productions, A Harlem Dream and Langston In Harlem.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2021
International City Theatre returns to the stage after 18 long months with a compelling family drama by multiple award-winning Los Angeles-based playwright Wendy Graf.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2021
In 2022, the theater will present a total of 25 performances, including 11 performances of NHK Minna no Uta musical 'Little Zombie Girl', with more power than usual. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021
The Tony Award-winning theatre has announced a fresh season of work – on its various stages in the East Village - that explores new rituals of our time from a multiplicity of perspectives and speaks to the epic changes of the 21st century.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021
Running for three exclusive performances at Above the Stag as part of the NOT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL, images of the opening night on Thursday 20th August have been released. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021
On Wednesday, August 25th, 2021, Queens Theatre's New American Voices and Theatre for All, in collaboration with Lincoln Center's RESTART STAGES, present An Evening of Short Plays, featuring three works by artists from the Disability community.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021
Cortland Repertory Theatre is presenting A Midsummer Night's Dream, August 18-21. Four misguided lovers are challenged by magic and trickery when they become pawns in a complex game of love. And in this case, love can make a person a jackass…literally!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021
The New London Barn Playhouse has announced the start of the two-week run of Always…Patsy Cline to conclude the 2021 summer season. The production opens on Wednesday, August 25th at 8pm and runs thru Sunday, September 5th.