Garden City, NY - April 24, 2017 - Love and magic run amok at Adelphi University as the students of the Department of Theatre perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the direction of Professor Brian Rose. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will run from April 25-30 in the Black Box Theatre at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream may be Shakespeare’s most popular play, but it isn’t what it seems: this comedy of love and power asks more questions about love than it answers. When four desperate lovers flee into the woods, they encounter Oberon, King of the Shee, a supernatural being of moon-stopping power, and Puck, his insane associate, who switch around the lovers ‘undying’ loves with a single flower. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the woods, a crew of inept but well-meaning amateur actors also encounter Puck, leaving one of them with a donkey’s head and the object of the passionate, magic-induced love of Oberon’s powerful queen, Titania. Mix-ups, madness and revenge combine to create a comedy of chaos, blended with some of the Bard’s most wonderful lines and characters. It all works out well…but barely.
AUPAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $20, with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Information is available at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.
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