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Maryland Shakespeare Festival Welcomes A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jul 18, 2012 09:49PM ● By Anonymous

Fortunately for fans of the Bard such as me, the Maryland Shakespeare Festival and Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre are teaming up to bring A Midsummer Night’s Dream right to our doorstep.
If you’re not familiar with the play, here’s a basic plot summary, courtesy of the folks at Maryland Shakespeare Festival: Helena loves Demetrius, who loves Hermia, who loves Lysander.
Got that?

It’s a standard love triangle with warring fairy royalty, a particularly playful (some might say troublesome) fairy servant, a clueless local theatre troupe, and a man-turned-donkey thrown into the mix.  Needless to say, hilarity follows.

This production will be performed in Maryland Shakespeare’s signature Bare Bard Style, which, according to their website is an “improvisational and interactive experiences that explores the original practices of William Shakespeare.”

That means that, like Shakespeare’s original audiences, those at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre should expect outrageous physical comedy, live music, crowd interaction, and choreographed dances.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is only going to be in town a short while. That’s why I wanted to let you know ahead of time. It runs from Monday, July 23rd through Wednesday, July 25th. Show time is at 8:30 p.m. each night, and tickets are $150.

You can reserve your tickets at any time by calling 410-268-9212, mailbox 6. Just make sure you do so by 8 p.m. on the night you’re planning to attend.

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