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.
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.
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7pm
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7pm
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 7pm
Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 7pm
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7pm
Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 3pm (matinee!) and 7pm
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3pm (matinee!)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7pm
Friday, June 29, 2018 at 7pm
Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 3pm (matinee!) and 7pm
Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 3pm (matinee!)
A Midsummer Night's Dream will be presented in Nathan Tufts Park, Powderhouse Square, Somerville.
General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.
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.
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