A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Chris Abraham
May 16 to October 11
Opens May 31Approximate 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
"Mr. Abraham’s production ranks among the most purely enchanting I’ve seen"
"a celebration that’s over before you want it to end."
"full of invention and vital comic performances" - New York Times
"sheer joy" - Sun Media
"gloriously uplifting and revivifying production" - Globe and Mail
"an evening of magical transportation perfect for any fairy in your life."
"If I could return I would, in a second. I have the feeling there will be something fresh and magical to discover every night." - Xtra
"This is a Dream to beguile everyone, from preteens to the most jaded theatregoers." - The Grid
"very funny" - Chicago Tribune
"**** out of 4 stars"
"among the funniest I have ever seen" - Detroit Free Press
"highly entertaining, full of hijinks"
"there’s magic afoot in this forest" - Montreal Gazette
"It is fresh, feathery and funny" - Buffalo News
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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.