A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
directed by Hatem Adell
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. If a performance is canceled due to rain, a notice will be posted on the Theatre@First Facebook page.
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. You can find out more about Pazzi Lazzi at pazzilazzitroupe.com or on Twitter and Instagram @pazzilazzi.
About the director: Hatem Adell is a Venezuelan/Lebanese director and translator. He is thrilled to return to Theatre@First with more Shakespeare, previous directing credits include: Love's Labour's Lost (in Space) and The Zoo Story [Theatre@First], Macbeth [It's A Fiasco], Incident at Vichy [Praxis], J.A.S.O.N. [Office of War Information].
This program is supported in part by the Somerville Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Nathan Tufts Park, Powderhouse Square, Somerville.
General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.
|Thursday||June 14, 2018||7 pm|
|Friday||June 15, 2018||7 pm|
|Saturday||June 16, 2018||7 pm|
|Sunday||June 17, 2018||7 pm|
|Thursday||June 21, 2018||7 pm|
|Friday||June 22, 2018||7 pm|
|Saturday||June 23, 2018||3 pm and 7 pm|
|Sunday||June 24, 2018||3 pm|
|Thursday||June 28, 2018||7 pm|
|Friday||June 29, 2018||7 pm|
|Saturday||June 30, 2018||3 pm and 7 pm|
|Sunday||July 1, 2018||3 pm|
|Technical Director||Kay Coughlin|
|Stage Manager||Meg Boeni|
|Music Director||David Kurimsky|
|Costume Designer||Jenn Benfield|
|Props Manager/Rehearsal Assistant||Rose Cross|
|Social Media Coordinator||Vickie Wu|
|Publicity Director||Stephanie Haddad|
|Publicity Lead||Shelley MacAskill|
|Graphic Designer||Gilly Rosenthol|
If you are interested in joining the Production Team, or becoming a House Volunteer, please email us!