This timeless comedy has delighted audiences for centuries, and Aquila’s imaginative interpretation will renew the magic of Shakespeare’s plot. Set against a classical Athenian backdrop, A Midsummer Night’s Dream deals with the universal theme of love and its attendant complications: passion, lust, frustration, depression, confusion and of course, marriage. Aquila weaves a web of theatrical magic that takes audiences to the heart of an enchanted forest, the injustices of the Athenian court, the political strife of the Fairy King and Queen and their servants and a group of rude mechanicals attempting to stage a production of Pyramus and Thisbe for the wedding of the Duke of Athens. At the heart of the story is the Fairy King’s servant, the impish Puck, whose magic creates an endless supply of mirth, mistaken identity, and inappropriate, if not absolutely ludicrous, passions.
“Timely and pleasing… this ‘Dream’ soothes the eye and tickles the funny bone.” -The New York Times
Aquila’s comedic mastery, physical ensemble techniques and proven success with its critically acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s plays promise that this will be a Dream you won’t soon forget.
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An Aquila Theatre Ticket Package is available for those who wish to see both Six Characters in Search of an Author and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Click here to purchase the 2-Pack and attend each production.
Photo at right by Renato Rotolo. Pictured left to right, Sarah Amankwah, Andrew French.