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A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Mobile Unit)

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Funny

About the show

This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in the Mobile Unit's take on Shakespeare’s beloved comedy.


Four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment.

Now in its eighth year, the Mobile Unit meets audiences where they are by presenting Shakespeare and other works in recreation centers, prisons, senior centers, schools, and other community gathering places across the five boroughs, before ending their run at the Public.

November 2nd, 2018
"Amazingly, Jenny Koons’s perkily ramshackle production manages to keep the energy up for the next 90 minutes. As a result, quite a bit is lost in the rush, from chunks of text to nuance — this is not the most polished Shakespeare you’ll ever see, or even in the top 20. But like a fair number of ...
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November 4th, 2018
"The comical romance is fun, but the production really takes off with the entrance of the ragtag collection of local amateur actors preparing a dramatization of the tragic romance of Pyramus and Thisbe...Confetti, soap bubbles and the occasional dance break add to the merriment, ending with audie...
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November 6th, 2018
“A cast of lively young talents who know how to get a party started...Just about anyone can enjoy Koons' furiously fast staging, which submerges the play's lyricism and subterranean melancholy for anarchic farce...Everyone...handles the verse with dexterity and wit...This one is just for fun, but...
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November 2nd, 2018
“I found myself entranced...It was magical...The boom box, milk crates, and too-darn-catchy songs are your first clues that this is more ‘A Midsummer Night’s’ Block Party. The lights are bright and the vibe is super-chill...Brava to Koons for staging possibly the best-slash-worst ‘Pyramus and Thi...
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