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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE

Box Office: 941.351.8000 / 800.361.8388

ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE presents

an FSU/ Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Production 

By William Shakespeare 

Adapted and Directed by Jen Wineman 

In a world-premiere adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a hilarious collision of young runaway lovers, adult authorities, amateur actors and mischievous tricksters.

This classic gets a playful and contemporary staging while preserving the story that has delighted audiences’ imaginations for centuries.

Touring schools and community venues
September 30-November 25

Recommened for grades 6 and up

$500 for an in-school performance. (50% off of a second same-day performance).
Please do not let cost be a barrier to your school;
if funds are tight, we'd love to work with you to arrange grants or other funding opportunities in order to make a performance possible.

For more information or to request a performance, please contact

Education@asolo.org or 941.351.9010 ext. 3306 or 


WHAT IS A NEW STAGES PERFORMANCE LIKE?

The production is professionally staged with a cast of nine, but designed with minimal technical requirements so it can perform in a variety of venues. In 60 minutes our artists present a fast-paced performance, immediately followed by a post-show discussion with the cast. Educational resources, including a production guide and video resources for classrooms, address Language Arts Florida Standards and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Theatre. 

Production Guide - 

Webisodes with the artists! 

WHO SHOULD SEE THIS PRODUCTION?

This production is conceived to reach school, college, and community groups, and is recommended for grades 6 and up. This adaptation will provide an accessible introduction to live Shakespeare performance for first-time audiences. The imaginative and theatrical staging will also delight and enrich students who have already studied Shakespeare's work. New Stages productions meet audiences at every level of experience.


ARE ANY PERFORMANCES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?

In addition to dozens of school visits, the 2014 New Stages Tour includes several community performances which are open to the public. Please contact each individual venue for performance and ticket information.
 
October 2
 
Opening Night (Asolo Rep’s Cook Theatre)
 
A special public performance launches the 2014 New Stages Tour at 7pm, and is followed by a reception at 8pm. Tickets are available through the Asolo Rep Box Office.
 
941-351-8000; www.asolorep.org

October 11
 
Family Day at A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sarasota, FL)
Outdoor amphitheater on the Out-of-Door Academy’s Lower School campus
 
Tickets are free but reservations are required; this special family performance includes pre-show introduction for young audiences (recommended for age 9 and up), and a chance to meet and mingle afterwards.
 
941-351-8000; www.asolorep.org

October 17
 
Shadow Interpreted Theatre Performance – South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (Culver Bay, FL)
 
Shadow Interpreted Theater utilizes specially trained American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters who perform as “shadows” during a live stage production alongside voiced actors. Shadow Actors are integrated into the performance by mirroring A Midsummer Night’s Dream voiced actors, while interpreting the character they are shadowing in ASL. In this way, all audience members can enjoy the full richness of the theater experience rather than having to watch a single interpreter located off stage, and thereby missing much of the action taking place on stage. This is a cutting-edge arts offering that makes the arts accessible, genuine and fully enriching for all audiences.
786-573-5300; www.smdcac.org
 
October 23
 
Glenridge Performing Arts Center (Sarasota, FL)
941-552-5325; theglenridge.com/amenities-services/performing-arts-center/

November 5
 
Florida Theatre Conference at Santa Fe College (Gainesville, FL)
727-544-8915; www.flatheatre.org

November 8
 
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center (Sarasota, FL)
941-894-6469; wslr.org/station-events
 
Current as of 9/5/14.