SUU’s Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Presents Shakespeare’s Magical Romantic Comedy
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Photo credits: Amber James (Hermia), Trevor Messenger (Lysander), Nik Mikklesen (Demetrius) and Halie Merrill (Helena) in SUU's pioneer Utah-set production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Photo by Asher J. Swan
SUU’s Department of Theatre Arts & Dance puts a unique spin on William Shakespeare’s classic magical comedy when it sets the Bard’s masterpiece A Midsummer Night’s Dream in pioneer Utah. This fantastical production will be performed October 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 in the Adams Shakespearean Theatre on the SUU campus in Cedar City. Curtain time is 7:30pm for all performances. The production is directed by Nathan Smith and opens the 2014-2015 Theatre Arts & Dance Season.
The fairy-filled wilderness of Utah is the central setting for much of this beloved comedy which draws four lovers and a group of amateur theatricals in one wildly mystical evening. However, a magical flower in the hands of the fairy, Puck, sets in motion a calamitous series of situations and the comedic plot thickens for the feuding fairies, mismatched lovers and confused theatricals. SUU’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is given new life and accessibility by being set in pioneer Utah.
Ticket prices are: $10 Adult General Admission; $5 Youth and free for Faculty/Staff and SUU students with a valid ID. Faculty and staff are entitled to bring one guest. The CPVA Flex Pass offers six admissions to any theatre, dance or music event and can be used for a single entrance to a production or can be used to admit six people to one event. The pass can be used in any multiples for CPVA ticketed events. The cost of the Flex Pass is $40 per pass (a $65 value). For tickets or the Flex Pass, call the SUU Ticket Office at (435) 586-7872, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm, or purchase in person at the Centrum Arena box office. Single tickets may be purchased online at www.suu.edu/pva/arts.