A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for today’s New York City that imagines our fellow New Yorkers - the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders - as the wild and magical Spirits of Shakespeare's classic comedy. It is a celebration of the energy, danger, uniqueness and soul of the place that we call home, and its potential to evoke in all of us a wondrous transformation. This play dares to show us the extraordinary magic and everyday miracles that are hidden in plain sight.
Smith Street Stage is the proud honoree of three Innovative Theater Awards: OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE for Much Ado About Nothing and OUTSTANDING REVIVAL for both Much Ado About Nothing & The Tempest.
The production stars Baize Buzan* (Yale Rep,Yale MFA, Steppenwolf) as Helena, Brandon Dial as Snout, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy* (Theatre Hall of Fame’s 2017 Emerging Theatre Artist) as Hippolyta, Justin Gillman* (Classic Stage) as Egeus & Starvling, Patrick Harvey as Puck, Beth Ann Hopkins* as Titania, Brian Lee Huynh* (Lincoln Center’s War Horse, Off Bway: A Clockwork Orange, The Light Years) as Oberon, Pete McElligott as Theseus, Jonathan Minton as Flute, Alex Purcell*, as Demetrus, Nowani Rattray* as Hermia, Will Sarratt as Lysander, Hannah Sloat* (Lincoln Center’s War Horse) as Quince, and Corey Whelihan* as Bottom.
(*Equity Member appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production)
The production is produced by Yuriy Pavlish & Beth Ann Hopkins, assistant directed by Katie Willmorth, features scenic and prop design by Andrew Diaz (The Public, Classic Stage, Disney, Roundabout) costume design by Bevin McNally, and lighting design by Conor Mulligan. Joe Jung (The Old Globe, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) is the composer and Allie Grant* and Lindsay Kipnis* are the stage managers. Amanda Browne is the ASM. Assistants are Madison Cerniglia, Danica Clauser, Josephine Hurshell-Hobson and Kayla Prestel.
About the Company: Smith Street Stage
Smith Street Stage is dedicated to presenting classic plays. It is our ultimate goal to demonstrate just how effective live theater can be when it concentrates on its strengths and not its weaknesses, by creating honest moments in a very personal, very direct and highly imaginative way. Based in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
All performances at 7:30 pm:
Theater: Carroll Park
Address: Carroll Park
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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