Venue: Pollock Stage
By Ken Ludwig
Starring: Young Professionals Conservatory Students
Directed By: Brenda Wooley
Running Time: 2 Hours
Parental Guidance: Appropriate for All Ages (No Children Under 4)
Midsummer/Jersey is the hilarious, high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey. The story concerns the impending marriage of the Governor of New Jersey, the love affairs of four beach-bound high school crushes, a lively crew of fairies, and the staff of the local beauty salon (run by Patti Quince and Stylist Nikki Bottom). The night takes a magical, mayhem-filled turn when Oberon–angered by his wife who refuses to buy him a muscle car for his birthday–and the impish Puck arrive on the scene armed with a powerful love-potion-filled flower and a desire for mischief making. With several weddings and the acting careers of six beauticians hanging in the balance, the lovers take to the boardwalk, backed by pop music and an iPhone-obsessed wood sprite.
Don’t miss this fun, highly-accessible version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed by STC School of the Arts Young Professionals Conservatory students. The Young Professionals Conservatory is a ten-month program for students age 12 to 18, which prepares students for a career in theatre through master classes and performance opportunities with professional actors, directors, and designers.