Trinity Repertory Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Tyler Dobrowsky, and featuring resident acting company members Rachael Warren as Puck and Fred Sullivan, Jr. as Bottom.
In one of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies, four fantastic stories are woven together in a single fanciful night: the wedding of an Athenian Duke to his Queen; the comic misadventures of four lovers lost in the forest; an uproarious throw-down between the King and Queen of the Fairies; and the hilarious antics of a group of amateur actors. Trinity Rep’s production, set in a 1980’s high school dance, gets it all right — the longing, the lust, and the leggings. Overflowing with magic music, and hair, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a celebration of love for audiences of all ages.
Performances run through March 24. Tickets are on sale by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at www.trinityrep.com, or in person at the theater’s box office at 201 Washington Street, Providence.
Post- Show Talkbacks
Sunday, Feb. 19th and Wednesday, Feb. 22nd after the matinee
We believe in keeping the conversation going, and so we offer 20-minute post-show talkbacks immediately after the show for two performances per production. It’s a chance for the audience to dig deeper into the play they just witnessed with a member of Trinity Rep’s staff, actors from the show, and each other. Free with your ticket!
Lunch and Learn
Friday, Feb. 24th at 12pm
Bring your lunch, and join us in the theater for conversation and demonstrations of how the artistic, scenic and design elements come together to make theatrical magic. We’ll let you know how the actors, directors, designers and technicians collaborate to leave the audience wondering, “How did they do that?” Now you’ll have the answers! Free to attend, just RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact info. Don’t forget to BYOL (bring your own lunch!) For more information, please contact Rebecca Noon at email@example.com.
Teens Talk Back
Thursday, March 2nd after the evening performance
The “Teens Talk Back” series provides an extra special conversation hosted by a panel of teenage theater-goers after the curtain goes down led by a Trinity Rep High School Ambassador. Join these lively discussions on the play, production, theater in general, and generational differences after the show to hear what some of the brightest young theatrical minds have to say. The conversation is free to any and all, but a ticket is requried to the preceding performance.
Ovation & Conversation with Christina Bevilacqua
Friday, March 24th after the evening performance
Following the final performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Conversationalist-in-Residence Christina Bevilacqua will host a wrap party backstage with the cast and audiences to toast the closing night of the show and lead a dynamic conversation about the production, what the play means to us today, and more.
This production is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Project Discovery, Trinity Rep’s landmark student matinee program which has introduced over one million Rhode Island students to live theater.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is sponsored by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and produced as part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest.