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Fairies, nobles and a troupe of incredibly inept actors will collide on stage beginning Friday, Sept. 8, when Arlene’s Broadway on Buffalo presents the classic Shakespeare comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The show continues Sept. 9-10 and 15-17.
This is ABOB’s first venture into Shakespeare and is under the direction of Dennis Dixon, a well-known area actor and Shakespeare devotee from Geneva.
“I have loved Shakespeare since the fifth grade when I saw "The Tempest” in Cleveland,” said Dixon. “The sheer poetry of the language and storytelling is unmatched.”
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” tells the tale of two young couples rebelling against one father’s marriage plans…add in some mischievous magic by fairies and a truly horrendous portrayal of a tale of “tragedy and mirth” for the nobles and you’ve got the recipe for one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.
The cast features a host of talented area actors including Ray Perts, Kimberly Wynn, Stephanie Bucci, Marisha Sullivan, Louis Ruane, Max Ruane, Haley Skaggs, Sydne Nielsen, Heather Harrison, Liz Emley, Wayne Howell, Jordan Rimpela and others.
“We’re always looking to expand the scope of our offerings,”said ABOB director Clay Nielsen. “We hadn’t done Shakespeare before, so when someone suggested it, we thought ‘why not?’”
The set for the show is a first for ABOB, too. It features a multi-level set and a gigantic tree placed within the fairy forest complete with working waterfall.
Friday and Saturday shows for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m. ABOB begins seating 45 minutes before any show. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and may be reserved by calling 440-599-7529.
For more information, you can also visit www.broadwayonbuffalo.com or the Arlene’s Broadway on Buffalo Facebook page. The theater is located at 236 Buffalo Street in the Conneaut downtown area.
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens Friday
"Midsummer" opens Friday!
Shakespeare's classic "A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens Friday at ABOB! Show runs Sept. 8-10 and 15-17.
From the "One Acts"
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Puck (Kim Wade) overlooks a sleeping Lysander (Louie Ruane) and Hermia (Marisha Sullivan) during a recent rehearsal of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
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We're located at 236 Buffalo Street in Conneaut's historic downtown. Please enjoy dinner before the show at one of the local dining establishments, many of which are within walking distance or a short drive.
Arlene's Broadway on Buffalo is committed to making live theater affordable for everyone! All of our tickets are priced at just $10 for adults and $8 for students, regardless of the production cost of the show being performed!
Tickets are generally available for purchase at the door and, for more popular shows, may be reserved in advance by calling (440)-599-PLAY.
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