The renowned Frog & Peach Theatre Company follows up their record breaking Sheen Center debut of 2017’s Macbeth with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s rollicking romp of romance, wizardry, and show biz.
The production will run from Thursday, February 1 through February 25, 2018 at Frog & Peach’s handsome residence, The Sheen Center Black Box Theatre (18 Bleecker Street).
Curtain times: Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30 PM. Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are $24.95. Running time 2 hours, 15 minutes plus a ten-minute intermission.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream transports audiences to the palaces of Athens, and the dark, bewitching forests surrounding the kingdom, where the fairy King Oberon (Erick Gonzalez, star of 2017’s hit Macbeth) and his Queen Titania (Amy Frances Quint) are waging a deliciously romantic war. With help from the devilish Puck (Marcus Watson) Oberon casts a spell over his estranged wife, as well as the lovers Hermia (Alyssa Diamond), Helena (Bess Miller), Lysander (Edan Jacob Levy) and Demetrius (Kyle Primack). Meanwhile, as the Mechanicals rehearse their tragically hilarious Pyramus & Thisby, Puck cannot resist transforming the hapless Bottom (Kevin Hauver) into a donkey. Will witchcraft spell disaster, or save the day?
With themes of sexual politics, climate change, and the supernatural, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a startlingly modern comedy sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Directed by Frog & Peach founder Lynnea Benson, the cast also features David Elyha, Chad Sheveland, Benny Acevedo, Nicholas Corda, Taylor Harvey, Daina Njuguna, Karoline Patrick, John L. Payne, Richard James Porter, Stephanay Slade, Josh Silverman, Eric Swanson, and Steven Ungar.
With a rollicking original score by Honey West’s Ted Zurkowski and Ian McDonald (founding member of music’s legendary King Crimson & Foreigner). Lighting design by Drama Desk award winner Dennis Parichy. Costumes & sets by the renowned designer Asa Benally of Yale University.
Choreography by Skylar Fox. Stage Manager Dylan Marie Parent. Photographer-Paul Greco
Running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes plus a 10 minute intermission.
Frog & Peach Theatre Company was founded by Lynnea Benson & Ted Zurkowski, Lifetime Members of The Actors Studio and passionate advocates of Shakespeare in performance. Frog & Peach makes Shakespeare’s plays fun and exciting for everyone, regardless of age, income or diploma.
Widely acclaimed for gorgeous acting, brisk pace, and an edgy, rock-n-roll sensibility, Frog & Peach turns regular New Yorkers into lifelong Shakespeare fans. For more information please visit www.FrogAndPeachTheatre.org.