Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ARTFARM's Midsummer combines circus and Shakespeare

ARTFARM’s circus-inspired production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been wowing audiences for the first half of its run with confused lovers flying through the air, clowns, fairy acrobats and aerialists, stage magic of all kinds and first-rate comic Shakespeare performances. This weekend the audience will have a chance to “talk back” to the cast and director with more than just their laughter and applause.
Following the performance on Saturday, July 25, Middlesex Community College President Dr. Anna Wasescha will moderate a discussion between the audience, director Dic Wheeler, ARTFARM Artistic Director Marcella Trowbridge and Midsummer cast members. Audience members will get a chance to comment on the production, ask questions about the process of creating a show that is both circus and theater, and dialog with the production team about the human themes raised by the Shakespeare comedy.
The talkback will be held immediately following the performance. The play starts at 7 pm that night, and will be preceded starting at 6 pm by live music by Award-Winning Jazz pianist Noah Baerman and friends.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed Wednesday through Sunday, July 22 – 26 at 7 pm, with live music preceding each performance at 6 pm nightly. Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic and beverages, a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy live music in the lovely grove overlooking the Connecticut River Valley before the play begins. 


ARTFARM’s Shakespeare in the Grove, this year celebrating its tenth season, is held on the campus of Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road in Middletown. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids. Tickets are available at the door or can be reserved at www.art-farm.org
Wednesday, July 22 is a "Pay-What-You-Can" Performance.
Shakespeare in the Grove is supported by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Middletown Commission on the Arts and Pratt & Whitney.
For more information, contact info@art-farm.org, or call (860) 346-4390.
Production photos by Bill Dekine.

1 comment:

Linda said...

We thoroughly enjoyed this performance. Loved the circus elements. Keep on going for another 10 seasons!