A Midsummer Night's DreamBy William Shakespeare
Directed by Matt Pfeiffer
On the F. Otto Haas Stage
March 2 – April 15, 2017 EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!
We opened the Haas Stage in 1998 with this beloved comedy by William Shakespeare. Next year, Barrymore Award-winning director Matt Pfeiffer creates a vibrant new production featuring Philadelphia’s most exciting up-and-coming actors, musicians, and designers. Join us for musical celebration of the follies and foibles of human beings (and fairies) in a fresh new staging that promises to be an unforgettable midsummer adventure.
Students Speak Shakespeare - Post Show Discussion
Join us on Saturday, April 1st after the 2pm performance for a discussion with local students about their experience navigating Shakespeare’s language and characters in the 21st century.
Critical Acclaim -
"Arden’s Midsummer Night’s Dream gets the delight right!"
- The Philadelphia Inquirer Read more here
"The Arden’s Midsummer glows with a sense of love in all its forms – innocent, irrational, brotherly, unwavering."
- DC Metro Arts Read more here
"Ultimately, this Midsummer Night's Dream not only tells a brisk tale about love and magic in romantic encounters, but also reveals the love and magic of producing theater."
- Broad Street Review Read more here
“It’s accessible without being dumbed down. Shakespeare’s poetry rolls naturally, his characters are alive, his comedy true. Done right, he’s pretty good.”
In the News -
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' opens at Arden
- USA Today Read more here
Weekly Entertainment Guide
- Newsworks Read more here
For more information about the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre and other Barrymore Recommended productions, visit www.theatrephiladelphia.org.
We are proud to announce that A Midsummer Night's Dream is Barrymore Recommended.
Rachel Camp (Helena/Snug)
Taysha Canales (Hermia/Snout)
Sean Close (Lysander/Flute)
Eliana Fabiyi (Fairy/Musician)
Doug Hara (Egeus/Quince)
Dan Hodge (Bottom)
Brandon J. Pierce (Demetrius/Moon)
Katharine Powell (Titania/Hippolyta)
Lindsay Smiling (Oberon/ Theseus)
Mary Tuomanen (Puck/Philostrate)
Original Music & Sound Design
Alec E. Ferrell
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