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A Midsummer Nights Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Chris Abraham

Festival Theatre
May 16 to October 11
Opens May 31

Approximate running time:
2 hrs 51 min, including one interval

About the Play
Threatened with death if she marries against her father’s wishes, Hermia elopes with her lover, Lysander, pursued by rival suitor Demetrius and his spurned admirer, Helena. In the enchanted woods, love’s lunacy reaches its giddiest heights – both for the bewildered couples and for an aspiring actor transformed into the unlikely consort of a fairy queen.


Reviews & Buzz


“wonderfully creative” - Sun Media 


“hysterical” - Sun Media 


“sheer joy” - Sun Media


“palpable sizzle” - The Globe and Mail 


“This is a Dream to beguile everyone, from preteens to the most jaded theatregoers.” - The Grid 

“... the perfect family celebration of diversity”- The Grid 


"****" (out of four) - Detroit Free Press 


"among the funniest I have ever seen" - Detroit Free Press 


"I can't recall ever seeing a production in which the audience and the actors were having a better time" - Detroit Free Press 


"Shakespeare would approve" - Detroit Free Press


"highly entertaining, full of hijinks" - Montreal Gazette


"there's magic afoot in this forest" - Montreal Gazette


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Audience Advisory
In general, we recommend this production for ages 8 and up, though it does contain occasional elements of sexual humour that some parents may consider unsuitable. The staging employs haze, smoke, ultraviolet light and simulated laser effects.
The suitability guidelines we offer here are subjective, and not all patrons may agree with them. If you’d like more details, or if you have specific concerns, please ask a customer service representative.

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