Our touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream puts a contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s classic tale of fairies, lovers, and woodland mischief. In addition to hearing much of the classic text performed aloud, students can expect pop music, audience interaction, plenty of comedy, and lots of fun! We present the show with nine professional actors who are fully costumed, performing on a minimal set. The actors interact with students throughout the performance, while focusing on clear storytelling and age-appropriate humor. While students (typically 8th graders) who have read the play will get the most out of the performance, the show is fully accessible to 5th-8th graders with limited knowledge of the text. We provide educational materials ahead of time to assist with preparing students for the show, and we encourage schools to allow time for a 10-minute post-show Q&A session with the cast. For more information (including photos and videos), visit https://theatreraleigh.com/a-midsummer-nights-dream/. Use this link to view a video excerpt from this program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjxF4sE_wKs
Theatre Raleigh is a homegrown theatre company producing intimate theatre experiences in the heart of downtown Raleigh that engage our community, foster regional artists, and elevate professional theatre in our city. Our Education and Touring Programs provide young people with access to engaging professional theatre experiences created specifically for them. By producing shows that that spark students’ curiosity and creativity, we hope to inspire the next generation of theatre artists, theatre lovers, and arts supporters.