07 September 2013
A Midsummer Night's Dream
I loved this play! It may be blasphemy but Midsummer is not my favorite comedy of Shakespeare's (I prefer the grownupness of Much Ado) but this performance was absolutely amazing! It was a modern setting with a few broad Southern accents and a good bit of crowd involvement. Shakespeare with cell phones and Instagramming? Sign me up! Puck was awesome, Hermia/Helena were great, Titania was fabulous and Bottom....was just too funny. I had completely forgotten the "play-within-a-play" bit at the end and it was a joy to see. These guys had me in tears, I was laughing so hard. Well worth 3 times the $10 suggested donation.
It plays through next Sunday (the 15th) so if you're in Nashville go see it!
Picture from Nashville Shakespeare Fest.