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Shakespeare Comes to the Mid-Shore
June 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shore Shakespeare is pleased to announce its forthcoming five-county tour of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Written in 1596, this magical play has been in production constantly ever since.
Lovers and faeries, magic and mayhem, pageantry and poetry, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has it all. Directed by Christian Rogers and produced by Shelagh Grasso, the production highlights the talents of Patrick Fee, Avra Sullivan, Brian McGunigle and Colleen Minahan, with Christine Kinlock, Heather Oland, Robbie Spray, Troy Strootman, Lindsey Hammer and Greg Minahan. They are joined by Josh Hanson, John Terebey, Jane Terebey and Sarah Gorman.
Choreography and original music are by Greg Minahan, with direction by Ian Flinn. Costumes are designed by Barbi Bedell.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens on June 2 with three special performances at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely. Tickets for these performances are $15 and may be purchased directly from the Arboretum at www.adkinsarboretum.org. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum and Shore Shakespeare Company.
Free performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens on June 9 and 10 at 6 p.m. at the Oxford Community Center in Oxford and Idlewild Park in Easton on June 11 at 3 p.m. Then it’s on to Cambridge, with a performance at Long Wharf Park on June 16 at 6 p.m. and two performances on the Cray House lawn in Stevensville on June 17 at 6 p.m. and June 18 at 3 p.m. The tour concludes with two performances at Wilmer Park in Chestertown on Friday, June 23 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 25 at 3 p.m. Complete information and directions to all venues are available at www.shoreshakespeare.com.
All tour performances are open to the public. Donations in support of Shore Shakespeare are welcome. A donation of $15 per person is suggested but never required. As an affiliate of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, all donations are fully tax-deductible.