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?
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
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
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
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.
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??
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!.
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 &
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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