NEWS: News from the UTAH SHAKESPEARE Festival: A Midsummer Night's Dream Edition (AUG 15)
August 15, 2017 — Cedar City, Utah
J. Todd Adams (left) as Oberon, Jane Stavros as Changling Child, and Melinda Parrett as Titania.
A Midsummer Night's Dream Edition
A scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
"THIS PLAY IS TRULY A MOST RARE VISION"
This quote comes from Brian Passey, writing in The Spectrum, who added his accolades to those of other reviewers in praise to the Festival's Jazz Age "Midsummer." Russell Warne of Utah Theatre Bloggers called the play "an unqualified success." Carol Cling of theLas Vegas Review Journal called it "blissful," and Mahonri Stewart of Front Row Reviewers Utah added that it is "stunning." Come, see for yourself in this enchanting version of one of Shakespeare's favorite family comedies.
Kelly Rogers (left) as Puck and J. Todd Adams as Oberon.
TAKE A PEEK AT OUR PHOTO GALLERY . . .
Want a close-up peek at the fabulous Roaring Twenties costumes and the Jazz Age set of our A Midsummer Night's Dream? Then our photo gallery is just the spot for you. We have posted nearly fifty photos from the play so you can get a glimpse before you attend. We think you will enjoy them.
Kaitlin Margaret Mills (left) as Hermia, Cassandra Bissell as Helena, and Riley Shanahan as Lysander.
. . . OR WATCH OUR SHORT VIDEO
You can also enjoy our "moving pictures" as an introduction to the play. Our videographer has captured the essence of the play in all its beauty, fun, and creativity. It is only a couple of minutes long and well worth your time.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Media and Public Relations Manager Joshua Stavros's favorite plays, so he is the perfect guide to lead you through a quick orientation of the Bard's beloved comedy. The online audio orientation is our way of helping you learn a bit about the play before you attend, increasing your enjoyment of this mystical and magical play.
J. Todd Adams (left) as Oberon and Melinda Parrett as Titania.
LOVE IS WHERE IT'S AT
In bringing A Midsummer Night's Dream to life on the stage this summer, the Festival makes possible a splendid opportunity. In this play Shakespeare announces overtly for the first time many of the convictions which underlie his earlier works and which will inform his later works: that love is, indeed, a complex matter and has as much potential for disaster as for success; that women, on the whole, are intellectually and morally superior to men in matters of love; and that love is, to borrow a l960s phrase, “where it's at.”