Masterworks Theater Company offers audiences of all ages the opportunity to experience Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In this play about love, romance, and passion, two sets of young lovers escape the confines of Athens to pursue their hearts. Over the course of one night they, and others in the show, have experiences that are so magical that they think they occurred in a dream.
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Run Information:Starts: Jun. 5, 2015 Closes: Jun. 28, 2015
CREATIVE STAFF:Author: William Shakespeare Director: Tamilla Woodard
In the classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hermia, Helena, Demetrius, and Lysander flee into the woods to escape the edicts of the court and pursue the love their young heart feel. At the same time, a group of community theatre players enter into that same wood to secretly rehearse their play. Add in some preternatural characters, such as Puck, Oberon, and Titania, and you have the perfect mix for confusion, alarm, and ongoing comedy. And although it seems as if the actions of some could lead to severe punishment, in the end all is forgiven and three couples end up getting married and enjoying an evening of tragedy, which is really quite comedic, presented by the local community players.
- Playing at:
47th Street Theatre 304 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036
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- Masterworks Theater Company focuses on creating accessible professional theatre experiences for new audiences. The professional theater company’s repertoire includes the masterworks of theater that every young person should have an opportunity to experience between ninth grade and the end of college. They are dedicated to connecting with every school and university using live performance as an educational platform, every teacher, parent, or grandparent seeking to introduce live theater as a valuable life experience, and every inveterate theater lover who would be happy to see a Masterwork again at an affordable price. Finally, they want to accommodate every one of the thousands of students who come to New York every year for their school’s “theater week in New York.”