“September 16 – October 1st
Taube Atrium (401 Van Ness Avenue)
Director: Sherri Young
> Get Tickets – $30
This ambitious production, complete with lovers, Amazon women, and mystical fairies takes one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays and sets it in the twin island nation of Trinidad & Tobago during Carnival. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream has always been my personal Shakespeare favorite,” says Sherri Young, Executive Director of the company who is directing the production. “This will be a culturally vibrant production that incorporates elements that soar with the richness of Shakespeare’s language while entwining it with the cultural rhythms of the West Indies.”
This production is also a personal homage by Young to Artistic Director L. Peter Callender. “Many people think of Mr. Callender as this stern and intense Shakespearean actor. What many people don’t see is the man behind the image: funny, lively, vibrant, full of energy, and extremely creative. Almost each character in the production is an extension of Peter’s personality, especially Bottom. This Midsummer Night’s Dream is my gift to Mr. Callender who has made magic for our company for all these years.”
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