The Drilling Company presents the Bard's timeless comedy of dueling lovers, warring fairies, and a comically inept band of actors. Part of the troupe's free outdoor Shakespeare season. More…
This summer, all of the Drilling Company's Shakespeare productions feature powerful women and powerful female friendships that are catalysts for the action. In 'Midsummer,' it's Hermia and Helena - famous female friends and adversaries, who are both ruled by Titania. Cathy Curtiss directs.
"I was most taken by the performance of Kathleen Simmonds as Helena...Warren Jackson as Oberon is striking...Serena Miller is a spirited Titania. Eddie Shields is a persuasive Lysander...I was less thrilled by the choice to make Quince’s players a collection of computer nerds and, if anything could be shortened, it might be the treatment of the 'Pyramus and Thisbe' play at the end. But all in all, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot is an experience...Here you can feast on Shakespeare." Full Review
"There’s nothing groundbreaking about Curtiss’s production...But we come here to escape, and escapism is what we get: Curtiss’s actors throw themselves into the merry chaos, leaning into the play’s farcical slapstick...At times, the performances are overly broad. But the mechanicals’ presentation of 'Pyramus and Thisbe…in Space!' is a camp delight...This 'Midsummer' is decidedly uncool, but it’s so sincere and game for anything that you can’t help rooting for it all the same." Full Review
See it if like me you love this play, you saw it a 100 times and you want to see it like you've never seen it before
Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare, and mix between old plays and new direction.
See it if Shakespeare, how could you not enjoy it. The Actors gave all of their self and made you believe they were the character that they played.
Don't see it if If you don't want to learn history and see a terrific show.
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