The City Theatre Company
3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D, 78722     512-524-2870     info@citytheatreaustin.org
The City Theatre is the city's theater, a world class performing arts venue established for Austin directors, designers
and performers who have one goal: the continued excellence in stage performances and the desire to bring that quality,
committment, and service to the central Texas theatrical community.
ABOUT THE SHOW
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Lovers, lunatics, poets, and merry wanderers of the night take the stage in this most
popular romantic comedy. June 24 – July 17 at City Theatre, Austin.

Let the mischief and merriment begin in this sizzling reimagining of William Shakespeare’s
most popular romantic comedy. The City Theatre Company is thrilled to present the 2016
summer production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an original, bawdy, and way-out
theatre event you don’t want to miss. Guest director Lindsay McKenna leads the
production with show dates June 24 – July 17 at City Theatre, Austin.

With Leonel Garza, Levi Gore, Amber Wilson, Denver Surgener, Mike Dichello,
Susannah Cromwell, John Smith, Mario Ramirez, Chelsea Beth, Lizabeth Waters,
Jason Graf, Heather Bullard, Hannah Enright, Ashley Sauls,

Aaron Williams, Allegra Fox, Marc Balestar, Danny Sandoval,
Susannah Hill, J. Kevin Smith and Ross Avant.

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!” – Midsummer Act III, Scene 2

In just one fantastic enchanted forest night, four magical stories are cleverly woven
together: the marriage of the Athenian duke to the Amazon queen; the battle of the king
and queen of the fairies; the lust and lunacy of four young lovers; and the hilarious antics
of side-show actors who know the show must go on. Enter a vibrant world where fairies fly,
a donkey bursts into song, and irresistible spells make lovers into fools. Add a misapplied
love potion, mistaken identities and the most famous play-within-a play ever written, and
you have a perfect recipe for an enchanting midsummer night.

“Are you sure that we are awake? It seems to me that yet we sleep, we dream.” - Demetrius

Midsummer was written around 1595, probably the most creative period in William
Shakespeare’s career, as he penned Romeo and Juliet and Richard II at this same time.
Over the years, there's been a lot of speculation about the occasion for which he wrote the
play, with most believing it was an aristocratic wedding, with Queen Elizabeth I in
attendance, and viewing it for the very first time. In any case, it has become one of the
most performed comedies of all time. For City Theatre, director and costumer Lindsay
McKenna takes a fresh concept - and funky idea - staging a very original and inventive
production of this timeless classic. Starring strong men, bird women, and bearded ladies, it
will be an immersive, odd-ball carnival ride audiences are a part of the moment they walk
into theatre.

SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
June 24 – July 17. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 3:00 pm.
The City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D. 78722.
General Seating $15. Front/2nd Row Reserved $20-25. Thursday all seats $10.
Tickets at the door $20. Group and student discounts.
For reservations, call 512-524-2870 or e-mail info@citytheatreaustin.org
www.citytheatreaustin.org
June 24 - July 17
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