This summer join Driftwood Theatre for theatre under the stars as we celebrate the 25th season of the Bard’s Bus Tour with William Shakespeare’s most magical, musical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The performance will take place at the Scugog Shores Museum Village on Sunday, August 11 starting at 7:30 pm.
Driftwood Theatre is for everyone in Ontario, no matter where you live or how much money you have in your pocket.
A (MUSICAL) MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the perfect outdoor summer theatre experience for the entire family. Four lovers and one group of hapless tradespeople experience a chaos-filled night in the forest as they stumble across the mischievous Puck and the magical denizens of the faery kingdom.
“It’s about community, companionship and love,” remarks Driftwood Artistic Director Jeremy Smith. “Dream reminds us of the importance of putting down our devices, stepping away from our screens, and making the kind of tangible connections which encourage empathy, understanding and respect.”
Using Shakespeare’s text A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream is a rocking, rolling, funktastic, jazz-infused musical celebration of theatrical proportions; with everything performed live and entirely A Cappella.
Originally created in 2004 and performed again in 2012, A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream reunites composers Kevin Fox (The Swingle Singers, Cadence) and Tom Lillington (Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Hampton Avenue) with director Jeremy Smith.
PRAISE FOR DRIFTWOOD THEATRE
“Driftwood Theatre is changing the conversation around [Shakespeare].” The Toronto Star
“If you haven’t yet discovered the charms and delights of Driftwood Theatre, make this your summer.” Durham This Week
“All the communities throughout Ontario should count themselves lucky to be on Driftwood’s Bard’s Bus Tour.” Stage Door
“Driftwood serves up a quality show
that’s capable of captivating peanut galleries province-wide.” Community Press (Quinte)
The Bard’s Bus Tour: general info
A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
adapted by Kevin Fox, Tom Lillington and D. Jeremy Smith
All performances begin at 7:30 pm.
All performances Pay What You Can admission (suggested: $20-$30/person) or Free (see website for details).
Website and Social Media:
Twitter: www.twitter.com/DriftwoodTheatr (that’s right, no ‘e’)
Hashtags: #bardsbustour #dream
The Scugog Shores Museum Village is located at 16210 Island Road, Port Perry L9L 1B4.
For more information please contact:
Shannon Kelly, Curator
905-985-8698 x 103