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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Frog & Peach)

From 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?

Member Reviews (31)


Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky
Avg Score

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

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

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


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

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.

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

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??

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!.

Mis-guided, Lost, Disappointing, Indulgent, Great writing

See it if Don't. If it's your first Shakespeare you'll think you dont "get it" & wont go to another, if not you'll just be plagued by why it was

Don't see it if Performed/directed/costumed that way. As soon as a certain actor stepped out I realized I'd seen a former production of theirs of the Bard &

Also Left at intermission then too. Whoever is directing & producing seems ... 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.

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.

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.

Great acting

See it if love shakespeare - it is well done

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

Exquisite, Great acting, Funny

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

Don't see it if You hate good theater.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Excruciating, Disappointing, Unoriginal, Uninspired, Cliched

See it if You know someone in the cast and you want to support their work.

Don't see it if You like Midsummer Night’s Dream or have ever seen another performance thereof.

Also While not my favorite Shakespearean play, this is one I know well, so ... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you prefer your Shakespeare plays traditional.

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

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.

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

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.

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

February 12th, 2018
"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 ...
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