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Magic, Mortals And Martinis Mix In Strangeloop's Production of ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’
Promenade staging and 1940s setting bring this Dream to life
Directed by Strangeloop company member Holly Robison, this production features promenade-style staging, which blends stage and seating into the same area, allowing audience members to move and sit amongst the action of the play. Limited reserved seating will be available for those with disabilities or who cannot move easily throughout the space.
“This staging creates an immediacy and immersion for audience members,” Robison said. “I knew it was the best choice for Midsummer. The play is a big rollicking, goofball farce, really, and with promenade staging, we could show the audience a really good time – and blow up the notion that theatre means sitting quietly in a chair in the dark.”
The cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is: Mary-Kate Arnold (Helena), Maria Burnham (Quince), Letitia Guillaud (Hermia), Caitlin Jackson (Hippolyta/Titania)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs April 26 through May 25 at The Side Project Theatre (1439 W. Jarvis Ave.) in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Preview performances are April 24 and April 25 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for general admission and available online at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/
Strangeloop Theatre pursues the undiscovered. Our pursuit is guided by the following:
1. NEW WORK - Producing new or newly adapted work, we ensure that any Strangeloop show will be a unique experience for our audience and ourselves.
2. STORIES OF SCOPE - Focusing on work that is large in scope - whether sweeping tales or stories dealing with large ideas - we present plays of consequence.
3. COLLABORATION - Giving a strong role to each element of production, we emphasize processes that allow more voices to emerge.
4. IMMEDIACY - Using intimate spaces and excellent actors, we bring our audience a visceral understanding of story.