Summer festival season continues in Marin with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

The scent of hibiscus and twang of ukuleles will permeate Shakespeare's story of "lunatics, lovers and poets."

Jarion Monroe and Cat Thompson as Bottom and Titania
Jarion Monroe and Cat Thompson as Bottom and Titania

My heart is true as steel!

Marin Shakespeare Company announced its 2012 summer festival season continues with A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Shakespeare at the height of his poetic skill weaves a dream-like story of true love, fairy antics and moonlit lunacy. The play features three interlocking plots, connected by a celebration of the wedding of Duke Theseus of Athens and the Amazon queen, Hippolyta, and set simultaneously in the woodland, and in the realm of Fairyland, under the light of the moon.

Robert Currier directs this outdoor production which transports the action to the romantic shores of mystical Hawaii, where foolish mortals love, play and fight under the gaze of the Tiki gods. The scent of hibiscus and twang of ukuleles will permeate Shakespeare’s story of “lunatics, lovers and poets.”

The production features Jarion Monroe as Bottom, Scott Coopwood as Oberon, Cat Thompson as Titania, James Hiser as Puck and Stephen Muterspaugh as Quince.

Swift as a shadow, short as any dream;
Brief as the lightning in the collied night.

The cast also features Damien Seperi as Theseus, Sylvia Burboeck as Hippolyta, Jack Halton as Egeus, Jessica Salans as Hermia, Luisa Frasconi as Helena, Brandon Mears as Lysander, Evan Bartz as Demetrius, Alexander Lenarsky as Flute, Amy Lizardo as Starveling and Jai Sahai as Sung.

Marin Shakespeare Company offers its summer festival of three plays presented under the stars in its outdoor venue, Dominican University of California’s Forest Meadows Amphitheatre in San Rafael, Calif. Tickets are $22 (youth $15).

San Francisco Bay Area Film and TheaterShakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

by  Marin Shakespeare Company

WHEN:  July 20 to July 22, 2012
Previews: July 20 & July 22, 2012
Opens: July 28, 2012
Close: Sept. 30, 2012

WHERE:  Forest Meadows Amphitheatre
890 Belle Avenue, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, Calif.

TICKETS:  $20 to $35

WEBSITE:     www.marinshakespeare.org

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