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A Midsummer Night's Dream is Shakespeare's "sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll" play. Two young couples run away into the woods of Athens and encounter the fairy kingdom. Wacky, magical, mischief and love triangles abound in this canonical work. This site-specific, outdoor production will take place in the days surrounding the summer solstice 2018.
The show is free and open to the public.
We're proud to welcome local commedia dell'arte group Pazzi Lazzi to the Athenian forest! Before each Thursday show (June 14, 21, and 28), Pazzi Lazzi will perform a special Midsummer Night's Pantomime featuring Bianca Beneduzi, Karen Burciaga, and Chiara Durazzini, and directed by Liz Adams, herself a veteran T@F actor and director. The pantomime will be begin at 6:30 and is about 15 minutes long. The play will start at its normal time of 7pm.
Performances: June 14 – July 1, 2018
Performances: August 16–25, 2018
Theatre@First was recently featured on MassRealty.com, a top site for Somerville, MA real estate. Read more at "All-Volunteer Theatre Enriches Somerville Arts Scene."
Love our shows? Want to take the memories home? You can visit the merchandise table at every Theatre@First show for a selection of T-shirts, copies of the Never After video and other fun favors. You can also purchase the custom script for the 2010 revival of The Margaret Ghost online at Lulu.com.
The mission of Theatre@First is to work together to provide a fun, friendly, and creative theater experience for cast, crew, and audience alike. We welcome volunteers at all levels of experience, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, body type, age or disability. We encourage a supportive environment in which to work, play, grow, and explore new areas of the theatre arts. We offer affordable and eclectic performances to the community, aiming to surprise, delight, entertain, and educate our audiences.
Theatre@First is part of the Massachusetts Community Theatre Corporation, a non-profit arts organization recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)3.