A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare's Enchanting Comedy
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The last date listed for A Midsummer Night's Dream was Saturday August 24, 2013 / 6:00pm.
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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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This was a lot of fun to see! The actors performed well, and Alchemy chose a beautiful outdoor theater for this play. Just bring bug repellent and a seat cushion, as you sit on benches near a lake in the park.
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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.