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EVANSTON, IL – Piccolo Theatre’s new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream makes no claim to be a reinvention of “a classic comedy.”  Rather it seeks to interpret a time-honored text by making unexpected connections and immerse audiences in a world that is all at once familiar and foreign.  The “not-your-garden-variety-Shakespeare” approach lifts the veil of dreary winter with warmth, sensuality, and laughter.

The collaborative effort from all departments is what makes this production stand out from others.  Colin Douglas of Chicago Theatre Review (Recommended) says, “Fine direction, excellent acting and lush technical support make this enchanting comedy even more alluring and magical.  Hearing the Bard’s delicious dialogue spoken with such clarity and with complete understanding is a treat, not often found in classical productions these days.” As the last show in Piccolo’s 2013/2014 Season for the Senses, Midsummer tempts the palate with an abundance of creativity.  Hugh Iglarsh of Newcity Stage (Recommended) states: “Piccolo Theatre faces the challenge of staging a play so over-familiar that we no longer notice just how subversive it really is. Director Jason Martin succeeds in giving the old warhorse a healthy dose of youthful energy, presenting a tuneful, acrobatic fairy’s-eye view of what fools these mortals be…The lovers’ escapade among the sprites and hobgoblins brings not just them but us too back into balance with nature, restoring joy and spontaneity to a tired, over-ordered and coercive world.”
A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs through May 3; all performances are Friday and Saturday at 8PM, and Sunday at 3pm. Ticket prices include $25 (adults), $22 (seniors), $15 (students), $10 (children ages 2-10). Group discounts are available for all performances. For tickets and more information, call the Box Office at (847) 424-0089 Monday-Friday from 10AM-5PM, or visit www.piccolotheatre.com.
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