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
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.
Reviews & Buzz
"I can’t think of another theatre company in the world currently offering such variety stylistically – and all of it at the highest standard, too." - The Globe and Mail
"...a breathtaking piece." - The Globe and Mail
"...fiercely intelligent, emotionally restorative" - The Globe and Mail
"...a particularily exciting way to experience Shakespeare's language in a new way." - The Globe and Mail
"(Johnstone's) performance is a tour de force." - The Globe and Mail
"...amazing..." - Toronto Star
"This is something brand new." - Toronto Star
"...four virtuosos turn this piece inside out..." - Toronto Star
"It's splendid." - Toronto Star
"...if you'd like to reach out to grasp the hand of William Shakespeare...this is an absolute must-see piece of theatre." - Toronto Star
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.