Shakespeare in the Park

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

March 7, 2020

1940 WPA Gym: 7:30 pm –10 pm

Enjoy an evening performance by the American Shakespeare Center 2019/20 Mortal Fools Tour at Historic Washington State Park. Performance begin at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-show performance at 7 p.m. in the 1940 WPA Gym. Doors open at 7 p.m. On Saturday, March 7, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed.

ASC’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream wades into a bayou of masked hobgoblins, enchanting nymphs, and imps who sing the blues. Featuring the oblivious Bottom, plucky Helena, and mischievous Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream boasts some of Shakespeare’s most beloved and iconic characters.

“Fans nationwide will love what we’ve done with this play,” says director Nathan Winkelstein, “ASC on Tour gives us the incredible opportunity to present this beloved Shakespeare classic with our own supernatural New Orleans twist.” Original music in this production, drawing inspiration from bluegrass to bebop to barbershop sets the scene of the magical bayou. ASC’s actor-musicians play live music before the show and during intermission, covering modern classics that riff on the themes of Shakespeare’s play.

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