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A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park

July 11 - August 13

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In July, the Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, Founder of The Public Theater’s groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love. 

Top (From Left): Annaleigh Ashford, De'Adre Aziza, Kyle Beltran, Danny Burstein, Shalita Grant
Middle (From Left): Alex Hernandez, Jeff Hiller, Robert Joy, David Manis, Patrena Murray
Bottom (From Left): Kristine Nielsen, Richard Poe, Phylicia Rashad, Joe Tapper  


A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lear deBessonet
Choreography by Chase Brock

Featuring Annaleigh Ashford (Helena); De'Adre Aziza (Hippolyta); Kyle Beltran (Lysander); Vinie Burrows (Fairy); Danny Burstein (Nick Bottom); Austin Durant (Snug)Shalita Grant (Hermia); Alex Hernandez (Demetrius); Jeff Hiller (Francis Flute); Bhavesh Patel (Theseus); Robert Joy (Peter Quince); David Manis (Egeus, Fairy); Patrena Murray (Tom Snout); Kristine Nielsen (Puck); Richard Poe (Oberon)Phylicia Rashad (Titania); and Joe Tapper (Robin Starveling).


Scenic Design by David Rockwell
Costume Design by  Clint Ramos
Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design by Jessica Paz
Hair, Wig & Makeup Design by Cookie Jordan
Original Music by Justin Levine

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