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A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Elks Club
Ventura, CA
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare's delightful comedy/fantasy is presented by the members of Rubicon's Youth Education program and directed by Joseph Fugua. Midsummer is a complex contraption that involves two sets of couples (Hermia and Lysander, and Helena and Demetrius) whose romantic cross-purposes are complicated still further by their entrance into the play's fairyland woods where the King and Queen of the Fairies (Oberon and Titania) preside and the impish folk character of Puck or Robin Goodfellow plies his trade. Less subplot than a brilliant satirical device, another set of charactersBottom the weaver and his bumptious band of "rudemechanicals"stumble into the main doings when they go into the same enchanted woods to rehearse a play that is very loosely (and comically) based on the myth of Pyramus and Thisbe, their hilarious home-spun piece taking up Act V of Shakespeare's comedy. A Midsummer Night's Dream contains some wonderfully lyrical expressions of lighter Shakespearean themes, most notably those of love, dreams, and the stuff of both, the creative imagination itself. Indeed, close scrutiny of the text by twentieth-century critics has led to a significant upward revision in the play's status, one that overlooks the silliness of its story and concentrates upon its unique lyrical qualities. Staged in the Elks Club theatre this wonderful classic is perfect for the entire family and runs approximately 2 hours with an intermission.

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The Elks Club
1430 E. Main St
Ventura, CA 93001
United States


Categories

Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 5
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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