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Department of Theatre and Dance


A Midsummer Night's Dream

September 30 - October 8, 2016
Drayton Hall Theatre

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Richmond

 

“I have had a dream past the wit of man to say what dream it was.”  So says the hapless actor Bottom after enduring his famously ridiculous transformation in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of magic, mix-ups and mayhem.

When four young lovers and a group of roaming actors wander through an enchanted wood, they find themselves entangled by the mischievous whims of a band of powerful fairies with a wicked sense of humor.  As they struggle to make sense of the fairies’ otherworldly influence, we, the audience, are reminded just “what fools these mortals be!”