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‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ review: Open air

midsummer_02 Oberon, king of the faeries, played with authoritarian clout by Gerard Doyle, deploys Puck, a nimble Ashley Brooke, to apply a love potion that will smooth the course of romance. But Puck mistakes Lysander for Demetrius and both now pursue Helena while spurning Hermia. Worse, Oberon’s queen, Titania, a regal Clodagh Bowyer, awakens to find herself smitten by a man disguised as an ass — the well-named Bottom.

Singin’ in the Midsummer Night’s Rain

midsummer_04 You know a production has captured an audience when even heavy rain doesn’t deter them from rooting on the players. This happened last Saturday night at the HITFest performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream when a sprinkle turned into a storm. Director Josh Perl interrupted the action to offer the viewers shelter in a classroom to wait out the storm.

‘Midsummer’ Is Perfect Under The Stars

midsummer_01 Interlocking and convoluted plots, young lovers rejected and scorned, manipulations and grand misunderstandings at every turn. These plot lines are perfect for a modern-day telenovela or soap opera but they were actually written almost 500 years ago by William Shakespeare, which is what makes “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” one of the Bard’s most enduring, and endearing, plays.