FREE Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presented by The Institute.
Admission is FREE!
Enjoy a full theatrical production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the trees at Red Run Park. Presented on the park’s stage, this MEG (Maryland Entertainment Group) production marks the eighth anniversary of the group’s Shakespeare in the Park performances. This year, MEG is working in partnership with the Cumberland Theatre.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, first performed around 1596, is an often-produced Shakespeare favorite, with the Athenian forest filled with magic, including fairy king, Oberon and the fairy queen, Titania. When four young lovers from Athens run away to the forest, mischief-maker Puck causes havoc with a magical love potion.
During the night the four young Athenians chase each other through the woods while fairy magic is practiced upon them. Even the fairy queen, Titania succumbs to a magic spell when she falls in love with Bottom, a rustic workman whose head has been transformed into a donkey.
Directed by Sam Little, the cast includes Bailey Hovermale (Helena), Sam Little (Oberon/Theseus), Kimberli Rowley (Titania), and Seth Thompson (Puck).
Costume design by Robin Shaner.
Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic if you wish.
The performance is presented with support from premier sponsor, Middletown Valley Bank, supporting sponsor Keller, Keller, Beck and Ross LLC, and from The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation, The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation, APX Enclosures, Inc., and The Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support courtesy of Washington Township.