A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare's Enchanting Comedy
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A lovely evening in a beautiful outdoor setting surrounded by trees. The actors were engaging and talented, and understood the Shakespearean language well enough to be able to pull the audience into the play with humor and fantasy. A wonderful way to enjoy a Shakespeare comedy on a beautiful Midsummer eve. Congrats to the director, the cast, and Alchemy theatre on a successful first production. Looking forward to seeing more from this new group!
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Here is a review from my 6 year old who saw the show: "It's really good. It's like three stories being told at once. The man in the moon is very funny. My favorite part was the play at the end, the Pyramus and Thisbe. I really liked Thisbe's...continued
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“The accent is on comedy in Jesse Runde’s production, highlighted by a madcap choreography that makes clear the inmates have taken over the asylum.” —examiner.com
A perennial audience favorite, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the Bard’s most celebrated and fantastical comedies, in which a father’s stubbornness sends a foursome of confused young lovers — Hermia (Chelsea Harvey), Lysander (Jeff Lowe), Helena (Lila Bassior) and Demetrius (Daniel Conder) — to flee into the forest, where fairies lie in wait. Unbeknownst to them, the fairy king and queen (Don Formaneck, Tiffany Berg) are there engaged in a battle royale. Their quarrel temporarily throws things out of joint not only for the lovers, but also for a band of roguish actors who gather for a rehearsal.
Alchemy Theatre Company is a fiscally sponsored project of OneOC.
About the Ticket Supplier: Alchemy Theatre Company
Alchemy Theatre Company is devoted to advancing the art and experience of theater in our own community through integrity, quality, and creativity. We look to create opportunities to work with the leading artists of today in an environment that is not only respectful, committed, and welcoming, but also challenges audiences and ourselves artistically to push the envelope of what can be imagined. Alchemy Theatre Company is a fiscally sponsored project of OneOC.
We strive to treat our audiences and contributors with respect and cultivate a sense of communal curiosity about life through theater.
We are a theatre with a purpose: to touch every element of production in a positive, motivating, and open environment by using innovative techniques, to craft productions that inspire, entertain, awaken, and elevate the theatrical soul."