Drama Club 'Dream'ing with Shakespearean Play

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Students act out a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Rose Drama Club members are bringing to life the romance, drama and comedy of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this fall on the Hatfield Hall stage.

You might need a notebook and pencil to keep track of all the unexpected and perplexing plot twists as Rose Drama Club opens its season with A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” one of William Shakespeare’s most entertaining comedies, on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Hall theater.

Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers find themselves dealing with a tyrannical father-of-the-bride, magic potions, enchanting fairies and struggling amateur actors. In this this fast-moving production, drama club members transplant Shakespeare’s classic tale to 1950s New York City, and where our would-be lovers flee the stodgy confines of the upper east side for the magical and mystical lower west side neighborhood of Greenwich Village.

There, on a jazz-filled moonlit night, they find themselves, along with a troop of inept amateur thespians, in the middle of a feud between Oberon and Titania, king and queen of a magical fairy world. Encountering Beatnik fairies, the lovers experience a harrowing and exciting rollercoaster of emotions eventually leading them back home and to love.

Additional performances are scheduled Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 29, at 1:30 p.m.; and Nov. 3-4, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youths 18 years old and younger. All tickets are general admission and are available at hatfieldhall.com, by calling 812-877-8544 or visiting the Hatfield Hall ticket desk Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or one hour before each show. 

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