A Midsummer Night’s Dream

June 14–30, 2019

Valley Center Stage

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a raucous tale of midsummer madness set in Athens. Shakespeare’s charming and most popular comedy is replete with plot twists of mistaken identity, mismatched lovers and mischief-making fairies, who meddle with magical love potions causing two couples to become ensnared in a chaotic swirl of love lost and found, transformed and restored. A lively band of characters including a rustic troupe of would-be actors also help hinder the couples on their way to a happily ever after. It is a hilarious story that has withstood the test of time entertaining audiences throughout the ages!

Directed by Wynter and Brenden Elwood. With Wynter’s exquisite eye for creating beautiful sets and Brenden’s experience as a Shakespearian actor, this production will surely delight! Previous directing credits for the Elwood’s include A Christmas Carol (2017, 2018), Night Must Fall, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland/Who Stole the Queen of Hearts’ Tarts?, and Becky’s New Car.

Born in England, Shakespeare was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players from roughly 1594 onward. In his 20 years as a playwright, Shakespeare wrote plays that capture the complete range of human emotion and conflict, and have been performed in countless hamlets, villages, cities and metropolises for more than 400 years.

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.”
William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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Tickets prices:

  • General: $18.00
  • Senior/Student: $14.00 (senior tickets are available to people ages 65 and older)
  • Pay-What-You-Will: Thursday performances only; $10.00 suggested minimum where every dollar helps us continue to provide quality productions

Valley Center Stage is excited to announce a special outdoor matinee of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 2 pm on June 30th, co-sponsored by Valley Center Stage and Si View Metro Parks). Performances are weather permitting and exact park location to be determined. Bring a picnic and blanket or low seated chairs and enjoy The Bard in the park!

Please note:

We regret to announce that the June 16th free outdoor performance has been cancelled. We hope to see you at one of our indoor performances or the June 30th outdoor performance, weather permitting. Thank you for your continued support and interest in our productions!

Tickets are not available for purchase online for the June 30th performance date which is why there is no "Buy Tickets" button displayed for that date in the upcoming performance list below. Please check our web site or join our mailing list for updates about this special performance.

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