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 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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