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Drama Club 'Dream'ing with Shakespearean Play

Thursday, October 26, 2017
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Rose Drama Club members are bringing to life the romance, drama and comedy of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this fall on the Hatfield Hall stage.

You might need a notebook and pencil to keep track of all the unexpected and perplexing plot twists as Rose Drama Club opens its season with A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” one of William Shakespeare’s most entertaining comedies, on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Hall theater.

Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers find themselves dealing with a tyrannical father-of-the-bride, magic potions, enchanting fairies and struggling amateur actors. In this this fast-moving production, drama club members transplant Shakespeare’s classic tale to 1950s New York City, and where our would-be lovers flee the stodgy confines of the upper east side for the magical and mystical lower west side neighborhood of Greenwich Village.

There, on a jazz-filled moonlit night, they find themselves, along with a troop of inept amateur thespians, in the middle of a feud between Oberon and Titania, king and queen of a magical fairy world. Encountering Beatnik fairies, the lovers experience a harrowing and exciting rollercoaster of emotions eventually leading them back home and to love.

Additional performances are scheduled Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 29, at 1:30 p.m.; and Nov. 3-4, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youths 18 years old and younger. All tickets are general admission and are available at hatfieldhall.com, by calling 812-877-8544 or visiting the Hatfield Hall ticket desk Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or one hour before each show.