Shea Presents: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Shea Presents: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Saturday, April 6, 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm
Embark on a transformative journey with the Montague Shakespeare Festival as we present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, directed by the celebrated Nia Lynn of the Royal Shakespeare Company in the United Kingdom!

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Embark on a transformative journey with the Montague Shakespeare Festival as we present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, directed by the celebrated Nia Lynn. This production invites audiences into a world not as it is, but as it could be, drawing parallels with the timeless themes of Shakespeare’s work and the universality of human experiences.

Nia Lynn, direct from the Royal Shakespeare Company, reimagines Athens as a microcosm of a world seized by the sweep of dictatorship. Her vision echoes the essence of the old Globe Theatre, where all the world’s a stage, and the stage is a world unto itself.

In this production, the stage becomes a world where authoritarian rule is the norm, encapsulating the globe in its grasp. Athens, under the rule of the ambitious Theseus, becomes a gated community, a metaphorical stage where the drama of power, control, and rebellion unfolds. The Mechanicals, aspiring militants in this world, bring a touch of humor and innocence, while the lovers, as rebels and outcasts, seek a future where love triumphs over oppression.

Under Nia Lynn’s direction, a talented ensemble breathes life into this alternate reality. Each performance is a thread in the tapestry of this reimagined world, highlighting the enduring relevance of Shakespeare’s exploration of human nature.

Join Us at the Shea Theater Arts Center

Performances will be held on March 29 and 30 and April 5 and 6 at 7:30 PM.

Matinee performances will be held on March 31 abd April 7 at 2:00PM.

Book your passage to this extraordinary world and rediscover ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as an exploration of universal themes within a theatrical globe.

Tickets are available on the Shea website and at the box office.

*For group bookings and inquiries, please reach out to
montagueshakespearefestival@gmail.com

Join us for a captivating night at the theatre, where we venture into a world reimagined, reminding us that the power of Shakespeare’s storytelling transcends time and space, connecting us all within the globe of human experience.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Underwriters

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Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!