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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Frog & Peach)

From 1 critic and 31 member reviews
Members say: Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

About the show

Frog & Peach returns to the Sheen Center with Shakespeare’s beloved romp of romance, wizardry, and show biz. More…

'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' transports audiences to the palaces of Athens, and the dark, bewitching forests surrounding the kingdom, where the fairy King Oberon and his Queen Titania are waging a deliciously romantic war. With help from the devilish Puck, Oberon casts a spell over his estranged wife, as well as the lovers Hermia, Helena, Lysander, and Demetrius. Meanwhile, as the Mechanicals rehearse their tragically hilarious 'Pyramus & Thisby,' Puck cannot resist transforming the hapless Bottom into a donkey. Will witchcraft spell disaster, or save the day?

On Stage Blog

"A very cute and entertaining production...Benson does an excellent job at bringing this play to life...It is the cast which is easily what makes this particular production worth going to see. Standing out among this talented ensemble is Marcus Watson, who proves to be particularly energetic and versatile in the role of Puck...This was a very playful, colorful, and delightful production of a classic play." Full Review

Great acting

See it if love shakespeare - it is well done

Don't see it if you do not like shakespeare or this play

Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like Shakespeare and you like to laugh.

Don't see it if you want a serious play and don't like intimate theater settings.

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a fun, colorful revival with enchanting characters.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare.

Exquisite, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like Shakespearean comedies that are well presented.

Don't see it if You hate good theater.

Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Quirky, Fun

See it if you want a tightly cut, well-acted version of a classic silly story

Don't see it if you're in the mood for something serious

Also They did some really interesting things with the fairies and their sta... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Clever, Funny

See it if you like Shakespeare and enjoy seeing a classic play done with energy and excitement, creativity and curious choice. Loved the costumes too!

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare nor one with less-than-classic production values. The great bard should be played for everyone!.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you prefer your Shakespeare plays traditional.

Don't see it if you prefer updated, modern interpretations.

Absorbing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare, you like stories of fantasy and romance, and you want something light and whimsical

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare- the entire thing is in Elizabethan English

Entertaining, Funny, Inventive,, Energetic, Charming

See it if You're looking for a fun evening with one of Shakespeare's light comedies. Inventively produced with minimum sets and costumes.

Don't see it if You prefer your Shakespeare at the Globe, or in the movies.

Also Charming and slightly uneven, there was nary a dull moment. All were v... Read more Read less

Great acting, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You can never get enough Shakespeare and appreciate a wonderful theater company with good actors who love their work;

Don't see it if If you don't like Shakespeare plays and can't think and appreciate the classics.

Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Uneven acting

See it if you want to support an enthusiastic company's efforts; you enjoy Shakespeare; you'll enjoy a stripped down version of a classic.

Don't see it if you only enjoy Shakespeare when it's performed by the RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) or the equivalent.

Also I enjoyed the production.Staging was inventive &interesting. It would ... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like Shakespeare and you enjoy a fairly middle-of-the road, not-very-ambitious take on it.

Don't see it if You're afraid of lions.

Quirky, Beautifully spoken, Strong intentions, Lovely space, Marvelous character actors

See it if you have not seen Midsummer in a while and want to enjoy the beautiful language. This company uses exquisite diction. a few wonderful actors

Don't see it if you want magic and fantasy. Some of the interpretations are just odd. I like that they are definite but disagree with some of the choices

Entertaining, Great acting, Dated, Great writing

See it if you like Shakespeare. It is a different take on a classic

Don't see it if you are looking for lots of scenery changes and if you really dislike Shakespeare.

Enchanting, Funny, Quirky, Delightful, Confusing

See it if You like Shakespeare, but aren’t looking for the most serious adaptation.

Don't see it if You’re looking for stellar acting.

It's amsnd for gods sake, Can be delightful, Decent rendition, Many notes are hit-some are not, Colorful

See it if you've enjoyed Frog&Peach b4, if you've never seen AMSND b4, you've enjoyed Mechanicals shenanigans b4, if Shakespeare is on your 2 do list

Don't see it if less than perfect elocution, blocking, character development, costuming, staging, or a community theatre vibe would prevent your enjoyment

Ok bard-ophiles, u know the drill: it's faeries vs. lovers vs. mechanicals, Funny, Mix of veteran actors & newbies keep shakespeare alive!

See it if Die-hard Bard fans are in for some chuckles, especially from the experienced band of "Mechanicals" that steal the show w/ Pyramus & Thisbe!!

Don't see it if IF you are a stickler for appropriate vocal volume, 1 of the veterans thought he was performing in Central Park. A bit prudish costuming 2??

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You like typical black box productions and a slightly comical rendition of the classic. Acting was amazing mixed with one or two misses.

Don't see it if You're expecting a strict classic or totally reinvention of Midsummer night's dream. This is neither.

Abridged shakespeare., Uneven acting., Unfocused direction.

See it if You like AMND and want a generally fast-paced version. This is modern dress, bare bones, stylized set. Cast was energetic. Puck was good.

Don't see it if Like the bard pure or expect the actors will help you understand what’s being said. I know this play & it never enchanted. 2nd act better

Also Saw this in the black box theater of the Sheen Center in early Feb, 20... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Delightful, Funny

See it if You like accessible and funny Shakespeare. The actors are charming.

Don't see it if You want elaborate production values. This is Shakepeare on a budget.

Enchanting, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you love Shakespeare and supporting ambitious young productions.

Don't see it if you have never seen live Shakespeare plays before or if you have old fashioned tastes for staged productions.

Also Some of the actors were incredible! Notably, Oberon and Bottom were we... Read more Read less

Delightful, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a light, fun production of AMND and get the general gist of the play/feeling.

Don't see it if you're looking for high production quality particularly in terms of set/sound/costumes, or consistent acting from everyone.

Also 2nd act was better than first - the Mechanical's play was hilarious an... Read more Read less

Classic, Shakespearean, Funny, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you love everything Shakespearean and couldn't near to miss one of his shows.

Don't see it if you find some of Shakespearean literature to be over the top. Also, don't see if you don't enjoy slapstick humor.


See it if you’ve never seen A Midsummer and want to watch a conventional interpretation and modern dress staging on a budget

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy awkward theater; want to be surprised

Also Reminded me of The Drilling Company’s productions

Disappointing, Amateurish, dull

See it if you’re a strong supporter of The Sheen and don’t mind seeing a great play performed by a group of actors that need more training.

Don't see it if you value your time. I left during intermission.

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