About the Play
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
a chamber play
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Peter Sellars
Stratford Masonic Concert Hall
July 11 to September 20
Opens July 24
Approximate running time:
1 hr 45 min, no interval
Production Sponsor Presenter of The Stratford Festival Dream Package
Two couples become gods, animals, demons, monsters, children, playthings and, finally, gradually, compassionate, honest, loving adults. Across one intense night of confusion, delusion, repression, permission, forgiveness and release, Shakespeare’s masterpiece moves right into the open heart of our multiple selves and conflicted identities – the only thing that we know for certain in this life is that, along with the climate, we are changing.
New Performances Added!
We're delighted to announce that, due to popular demand, we have added performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Chamber Play on the following dates:
- Friday, August 22 at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, August 28 at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, September 11 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, September 19 at 2 p.m.
Reviews & Buzz
"A Dream fulfilled: You have to see Stratford’s radical rethink of Shakespeare" - The Globe and Mail
"this remixed A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a breathtaking piece." - The Globe and Mail
"genius" - The Globe and Mail
"an international mecca for Shakespeare" - The Globe and Mail
"amazing" - Toronto Star
"if you’d like to reach out to grasp the hand of William Shakespeare and feel the pulse of life beating there, then this is an absolute must-see piece of theatre." - Toronto Star
"bold reinvention" - Sun Media
"this production is worth seeing" - National Post
"stunning" - National Post
"unique and masterful production is sensual, passionate" - Broadway World
"The entire cast is excellent, displaying the entire spectrum of human emotion" - Broadway World
"Mr. Abraham’s production ranks among the most purely enchanting I’ve seen" - New York Times
"a celebration that’s over before you want it to end." - New York Times
This production is best suited to ages 16 and up and is not recommended for children. The performance runs for 1 hour and 50 minutes, with no interval, and includes loud and startling sounds.
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 custome service representative.