Seton Hall University’s Department of Communication and The Arts will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream, opening Oct. 25, 2012 at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) located in downtown South Orange. The classic Shakespeare comedy revolves around the adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with the King and Queen of fairies, It is directed by guest director Alex Carney.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes place just prior to the marriage of the Duke of Athens and the Queen of the Amazons. The romance between four young Athenian lovers becomes complicated when they enter the forest over which the King and the Queen of the fairies preside.
Other visitors to the enchanted forest include amateur dramatists Bottom the Weaver and his friends Snug, Snout, Quince and Flute who want to rehearse their terrible but hilarious version of the play Pyramus and Thisbe. The cast includes Iame Manucci, Christine Byrne, Raphael Glazov, Stephanie Vargas, Ben Yates and Quemars Ahmed.
Performances are at 8 p.m. on Oct. 25 – 27 and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the SOPAC ticket office or by calling (973) 313-2787. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for alumni and senior citizens and $5 for students.
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