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

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EL RIO THEATRE PROJECT PRESENTS:
“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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Tucson’s Shakespeare in the Park.”

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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  1. Finally got to see this romantic comedy on Friday night, with lots of others, including several neighbors. It was typically funny, along with some musical numbers, and a lot of slapstick comedic actions in the 2nd half with the Pyramus & Thisbe subplot play to be presented to the Duke and his party. A very dedicated troupe of Shakespearean actors in the Old Pueblo.

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