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Theatre Raleigh Creates a Magical, Musical Midsummer Night’s Dream Like None Other

“Up and down, up and down, I will lead them up and down, I am feared in field in town. Goblin, lead them up and down.” — Puck; Act III, Scene II           These lines, spoken by the mischievous Puck are musical and magical — almost Seussian in nature — and beg to be delivered… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Is Lots of Fun for Old and Young

We think that Young Willy Shakespeare would have loved what Lauren Kennedy Brady and Morgan Parpan have done to his great comedy, or rather to A Thirty-Minute Dream, which Bill Tordoff adapted from The Bard’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The show, which lasts for not quite an hour, and is aimed directly at the young… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet will stage George Balanchine's ballet based Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream May 12-15 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet Ends Its Stupendous Season with Balanchine’s Version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Filled as it was with nods to William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death, Carolina Ballet’s 2015-16 “Season of Drama” is ending appropriately with the delightful and magical ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as choreographed by the great George Balanchine. With this season’s offerings ranging from this light-and-lovely comedy to the darkly tragic… Read More ›

Ray Dooley stars as Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (photo by Jon Gardiner)

PRC’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Offers Accessible Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a whimsical and funny tale. Unfortunately, for many younger viewers, it can also be a bit garbled and hard to understand, making it traditionally more popular with older audiences. Playmakers Repertory Company’s version, directed by Shana Cooper and performed in rotating repertory with “Into the Woods,” conquers the great… Read More ›

PlayMakers Will Present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Into the Woods” in Rotating Repertory

Between Nov. 1st and Dec. 7th, PlayMakers Repertory Company will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Into the Woods in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art. PlayMakers Rep first-time guest director Shana Cooper will direct English playwright and poet William Shakespeare’s marvelous, moonstruck comedy,… Read More ›