“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this May

The Triton College Performing Arts Department will present "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" by William Shakespeare. “A Midsummer Night's Dream” is one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies and is widely performed across the world. 

Magic, love spells, and a mysterious forest create the setting for a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, merriment and farce. Four young lovers flee the law by running to the forest outside Athens, where they become entangled in a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Also in the forest, a band of Athenian tradesmen and would-be actors rehearse a play for the forthcoming wedding of the Duke of Athens and his bride, the Queen of the Amazons. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” weaves comedy together with a poetic vision of the relationship between art and life, dreams and the waking world, and the light and dark sides of love.

The production is partially sponsored by a generous grant from the Triton College Student Association. The play will be performed May 3-5 and 9-12, 2013 with show times on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Robert M. Collins Center. Tickets are $10 students, faculty/staff and seniors, $12 general admission.

For more information, call the Theatre Information Line at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 6932, or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment.