School-Time Performance: A Midsummer Night's Dream

March 23 – 25, 2004

Alternate Title Generation BAM Performance: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Production Language English
Country of Origin England, United Kingdom
Description Perhaps the most effervescent of Shakespeare's comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream undergoes a literal and loving manhandling by the all-male company, Propeller. In this hilarious version, the incredibly athletic actors don and doff bowler hats, skirts, fur stoles, and dinner jackets, with absolutely no attempt made to disguise the performers' undeniable maleness. While there were all-male casts in Shakespeare’s time, they were never like this! This award-winning troupe capitalizes on the play’s dreamlike qualities and its touching and wildly convoluted plot while never losing sight of Shakespeare's ravishing language. (Tickets to the performance are included as part of the Shakespeare Teaches Students residency). Includes post-performance discussion with the company.
Identifier 2004s.01302