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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Date:
April 14 - May 9, 2010.

Directed by Carmen Khan, this exuberant play is filled with saturated colors, masked gods and goddesses, falling, tumbling, climbing in and out of love, and heavenly music. The production will be a feast for the senses and is inspired by Indian music and movement.

If Macbeth is about nightmare and the inescapable fall into hell, then A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a reaching toward heaven and the liberation of our best selves. In order to fully appreciate this we must also embrace the dark and sometimes brutal aspects of the play.

Dream is a play about the whole prism that is love, but especially in relation to marriage- the hidden fears, childhood dreams, lost innocence - the many facets of love that we experience throughout a lifetime that bring great joy and great pain. The young lovers have to go off into the forest, the dream world, to discover that love is a spiritual experience. It is also a process of becoming self-determining and living an authentic life not dictated by others.

The play is also a poignant reminder that “we are such stuff as dreams are made on.” This life can be crazy and happiness ever so brief.

…Swift as a shadow, short as any dream,
Brief as the lightning in the collied night