Thursday, April 17th, 2014

4/24 – 4/25/10 Last Bare Bard of the Season: Midsummer!

As the final Bare Bard of the Season of Forbidden Love, Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s professional company will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Saturday, April 24th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 25th at 2 p.m.  Come celebrate both Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s 10th anniversary and Shakespeare’s 446th birthday with Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of magic, mischief, and misplaced love!

Helena loves Demetrius, who loves Hermia, who loves Lysander.  Add a brawling married couple with supernatural powers, an accident-prone wood sprite, and a donkey—and you’ve got a recipe for hilarious disaster.  As always in Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s signature Bare Bard productions, the company of actors from across the country will arrive in Frederick on Friday evening with their lines already memorized, and by Saturday evening, they will perform the full production before an audience—with outrageous physical comedy, audience interaction, live music, choreographed dances, and unbeatable storytelling.  In this truly “edge-of-your-seat” performance, you’ll experience this age-old crowd favorite with all the immediacy of the first time—because it is the first time!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream appears for two performances only on the weekend of Shakespeare’s birthday: Saturday, April 24th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 25th at 2 p.m.  Sunday’s performance will be followed by a celebratory cake-cutting ceremony with Shelly Aloi, representing the mayor of Frederick, and a post-show discussion.  No two performances are ever the same, so come twice!

Join us in the Parish Hall at All Saints Episcopal Church, 106 Church Street. You can find directions and parking information here.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors/students/military, and available at the door, by emailing, or by calling 301.668.4090.  Individuals requesting accommodations for a disability, please contact the MSF offices at least 48 hours before the event.

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