"A Midsummer's Night Dream"(Chicago Shakes): Pucking Hilarious!

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Oberon (Timothy Edward Kane, right) awakens Titania (Tracy Michelle Arnold) from his spell, as Puck (Elizabeth Ledo) looks on, in CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin's production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, now playing at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. (photo credit: Liz Lauren)

And, most dear actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath; and I do not doubt but to hear them say, it is a sweet comedy. No more words: away! go, away!    – Nick Bottom

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents A Midsummer’s Night Dream.  Three worlds collide over love.  In the actor world, Peter Quince gathers the local talent to produce a show.  In the mortal world, Helena wants Demetrius who wants Hermia who wants Lysander.   In the fairy world, King Oberon is mad at Queen Titania. Oberon elicits his sidekick Puck to create some magical mayhem.  Puck’s meddling extends into all realms. An actor turns ass.  A lover turns cold.  A Queen turns fool.  Lives are getting Oberon (Timothy Edward Kane) casts a love spell on Titania (Tracy Michelle Arnold) in CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin's production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, now playing at Chicago Shakespeare Theater through April 8, 2012.hilariously pucked up!  A Midsummer’s Night Dream is a wildly innovative romp in the woods.

Check out the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.

 

Jen describes it with 'dazzlingly sprite Puck.'

 

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