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Dreaming at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Let Chicago Shakespeare take you into a dream world filled with some of Shakespeare’s most memorable, comedic characters with their telling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! This 75-minute, Short Shakespeare! version will have you walking out giggling.


The play is set in a magical forest where lovers have to deal with the antics of mischievous sprites who love meddling with human affairs. Between the love story and the mythical creatures, chaos ensues on stage! While Theseus, duke of Athens, throws a four- day festival to celebrating his upcoming wedding, Hermina has to decide if she will marry Demetrius, like her father wants, or Lysander, like she really wants. When the fairies decide to work their magic to create some entertainment, everyone’s feelings get confused. It’s a funny, family-friendly affair, suitable for all ages. Take in the show and dinner with Chicago Shakespeare’s dinning deals to make it a great night out.

After the show, the actors will stay on stage for a 15 minute question and answer session with the audience. You’ll get the chance to learn more about the performance, the story, and the actors themselves!

For Shakespeare fanatics, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic that is worth seeing over and over again. Each re-telling surprises with a new, magical, comical discovery! If you’re unfamiliar with this whimsical comedy, book your tickets today!

Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream is playing at Chicago Shakespeare February 22 – March 22 and is a must-see!



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