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Shakespeare in the Park: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

by William Shakespeare”The El Rio Theatre Project will present its 11th annual Shakespeare in the Park with William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. Performances are scheduled for Sept 15-17, 21-24 & 28- Oct.1. Curtain time is 7 p.m. for all performances; the event is free to the public, with a suggested donation of $5. Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and the whole family, and enjoy an evening of Theatre in the park.Widely recognized as a comic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works. The play has inspired numerous adaptations, including Felix Mendelssohn’s acclaimed musical score for a nineteenth-century production. Written about 1595, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is considered Shakespeare’s first mature comedy. The story of this delightful play enjoys brilliant characterization, richness of language, and compositional complexity that has provided critics and commentators with material for much theorizing and remains a timeless and limitless source of aesthetic pleasure.

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Much Ado About Shakespeare at the Loft in April


The Loft is celebrating William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with a month of classic Shakespeare adaptations from some of the world’s greatest filmmakers! All through April, see the Masters of Cinema take on the Master of the English Theatre in thrilling, dramatic and humorous films that bring the magic of The Bard to the big screen!

Trivia question: what day in April was Shakespeare born?  Answer at end of this post.

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