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Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:11 am

Shakespeare meets the Jazz Age 

 

This comedy, written by William Shakespeare in the 1590s, portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, including the adventures of young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors who are controlled and manipulated by fairies who inhabit the forest. This particular adaptation of Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Katie Bulava and Phillip Heppe, is set in New Orleans during the Jazz Age where the Court of Theseus has a more urban feel and the wedding celebration comes to life with a Mardi Gras atmosphere and lively music. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed around the world. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for ages 12 and under. theatreinthepark.net.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Friday-Sunday,
June 21-23, 8pm
Theatre in the Park
15588 History Lane
Petersburg
632-5440

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