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Chicago Shakes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

March 22, 2012

Want to get lost in the world of Shakespeare? A Midsummer Night’s Dream is at Navy Pier’s Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) through April 8. Do not miss out on this riveting performance of a classic tale!

Shakespeare’s love potion-fueled comedy comes to life in CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin’s must-see, all-new production! A company of the finest and funniest actors from Chicago and beyond come together to tell a tale of feuding fairies, misguided passions and the vagaries of our dreams in the uniquely personal setting of CST’s Courtyard Theater. Rediscover the magic of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that has enchanted audiences for over 400 years!

As Theseus, Duke of Athens, awaits his marriage to Hippolyta, the conquered Queen of the Amazons, a nobleman named Egeus comes to the Duke for help. Egeus’s daughter Hermia, in love with Lysander, refuses to marry Demetrius, her father’s choice. The Duke gives Hermia three choices: she must marry Demetrius, live as a nun or die. She decides instead to flee the city with Lysander. Demetrius follows in pursuit. And so does Helena, Hermia’s best friend, who adores Demetrius… See how the enchanting story ends here at Navy Pier!

The Chicago Sun-Times raves about the play saying, “Highly recommended! Inspired ‘Midsummer’ twist would make the Bard cheer”. The Chicago Tribune exclaims that A Midsummer Night’s Dream is “a fast-paced and lively new production”.

Buy your ticket today and see how the story unfolds!

For more information on A Midsummer Night’s Dream or to buy tickets visit: http://www.chicagoshakes.com/main.taf?p=2,66


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