Beloit College stages ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Staff Report

BELOIT, Wis. — Known as William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be featured as the first Shakespeare production by the Beloit College Theatre Department since 1997. The show will be at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, April 24-26, and Thursday-Saturday, May 1-3, in the college’s Neese Theatre.

Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts John Kaufmann, this play portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors who stumble into an enchanted forest. Once there, they get caught in the crossfire of a quarrel between Oberon, the king of the fairies, and his queen, Titania. When the mischievous fairy Puck applies a love potion to the wrong mortal and puts a donkey head on one of the actors, the comical confusion begins.

General admission is $8.50, $5 for seniors and $4 for students. Call the box office at (608) 363-2755 between 12:30 and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, for tickets.

From the April 23-29, 2014, issue

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