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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Strangeloop Theatre)

April 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - May 25, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

| $18

Strangeloop Theatre closes out its fifth season with William Shakespeare’s perennial favorite, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Presented promenade-style, Strangeloop brings an intimate twist to Shakespeare’s classic tale of girl loves boy who loves other girl who loves other boy. Join the lovers in the Athenian forest as they (and the audience) struggle with the pitfalls of love during the shortest night of the year while fairies and magic are afoot.

Strangeloop’s production takes place in the 1940s — a time period that shares much with the ancient Athens of Shakespeare’s original setting: political turmoil, war and the subduing of monstrous beasts (literal in one case, figurative in the other). Women take on jobs traditionally held by men and struggle for the freedom to love the person they choose, not the ones chosen for them. But despite all of the societal and otherworldly obstacles strewn in the paths of the story’s couples, love still finds a place to bloom.

Directed by Strangeloop company member Holly Robison, this production features promenade-style staging, which blends stage and seating into the same area, allowing audience members to move and sit amongst the action of the play. Limited reserved seating will be available for those with disabilities or who cannot move easily throughout the space.

The cast includes Mary-Kate Arnold (Helena), Maria Burnham (Quince), Letitia Guillaud (Hermia), Caitlin Jackson (Hippolyta/Titania), Tim Larson (Demetrius), Miona Lee (Cobweb/Snug), Naomi Lindh (Peaseblossom/Flute), Ken Miller (Lysander), Kitty Mortland (Egeus), Julia Rigby (Puck), Michael Wagman (Bottom) and Geoff Zimmerman (Theseus/Oberon).

A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs April 26 through May 25 at The Side Project Theatre (1439 W. Jarvis Ave.) in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Preview performances are April 24 and April 25 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for general admission and available online at Brown Paper Tickets. Discounts are available for students and senior citizens.

Details

Start:
April 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
End:
May 25, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Cost:
$18
Event Category:
Website:
http://strangelooptheatre.org/Site/Midsummer.html

Venue

the side project theatre
1439 W. Jarvis, Chicago, IL 60626 United States
Phone:
(773) 973-2150

Organizer

Strangeloop Theatre
Phone:
773-757-6689
Email:
Website:
www.strangelooptheatre.org

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