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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 ›

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" is the Town of Cary's second annual summer Shakespearean production in the Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Outdoor Production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare Opens Aug. 25th in Cary

“Every time I work on this piece,” says director David Henderson, “I find something new to love about it. One of the beautiful things about Shakespeare’s work is that it challenges and continues to grow with you as an actor, director, and viewer.”

Lilyan Vigo, Gabor Kapin and Company in Carolina Ballet's A Midsummer Night's Dream; Choreography by George Balanchine (c) The George Balanchine Trust; Photo by Russ Howe

Carolina Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an exciting display of versatility

Lilyan Vigo, Gabor Kapin and Company in Carolina Ballet‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Choreography by George Balanchine (c) The George Balanchine Trust; Photo by Russ Howe Carolina Ballet is closing its 13th season this weekend with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an original story ballet by great choreographer George Balanchine.  Included in the program are several… Read More ›

Pictured: Tyler Hollinger, Matthew Carlson and Kate Goehring (on screen) and Cheryl Koski and Matthew Carlson (on stage) in The Glass Menagerie. Photo: VanderVeen Photographers.

The Top Triangle Theatrical Productions of 2010

For years, Triangle Theater Review has argued that the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area of North Carolina has the liveliest theater scene between Washington, DC, and Atlanta, GA. The year 2010 provided further proof, if any was needed, that we have the onstage talent, the backstage genius, and the wherewithal to mount any show available for local production.

Titania woos Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (photo by Richard Termine)

The Aquila Theatre’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Was the Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

Starting with the fantastical set for ” A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” devised by Aquila Theatre artistic director Peter Meineck and the show’s director, Kenn Sabberton, this modern-dress production of Shakespeare’s marvelous moonstruck comedy was the stuff that dreams are made of. Heidi Buckingham and Louise Handford’s Technicolor costumes added eye candy to the visual feast, presented Oct. 14th by N.C. State University Center Stage.

William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Is a Marvelous Moonstruck Comedy

N.C. State University Center Stage will present the Aquila Theatre’s provocative production of Elizabethan poet and playwright William Shakespeare’s marvelous moonstruck comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” written circa 1594-96 and directed for the New York City-based theater company by Kenn Sabberton, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14th, in Stewart Theatre.