Shakespeare's Timeless Comedy Comes to Belhaven

A Midsummer Night's DreamApril 2, 2018 (Jackson, Miss.) - Shakespeare's classic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream will premiere at Belhaven's Blackbox Theatre, April 20-21, 25-28.

Directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Joseph Frost and produced by Belhaven’s Theatre Department, this play deals with the universal theme of love and its complications: lust, disappointment, confusion and marriage. The plot focuses on three parallel stories: the trials and experiences of two sets of lovers camping in a magical forest, the world of the fairy king and queen and their elves, and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production of “Pyramus and Thisby” for the wedding of the Duke of Athens.

Magic, action, love, and humor are the ingredients for this unforgettable play. But as Puck who plays Cupid says, “Falling in love can make fools of us all.” Love is crazy, love is mad. Will love win out in the end?

Showtimes include:

Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

General admission is $10 and $5 for seniors and students. Admission is free for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

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