Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Baron's Men at the Curtain Theatre, September 24 - October 16

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Baron's Men Austin

You've got only one weekend remaining of this delight, and the Baron's Men have even added a Thursday performance. Don't hesitate!

A Midsummer Night's Dream may well be Shakespeare's most familiar comedy. In his review of Austin theatre for the World Theatre Day celebration last April Robert Faires noted it as one of those plays that "circle round again and again like pop songs in heavy rotation." You have to admit it: he's right. The Tex-Arts youth program did the show ten days before his remarks, then Austin Shakespeare did it in Zilker Park with 1960's style pop music and just a couple of weeks ago the four traveling Actors from the London Stage did it at UT and out at Winedale. So we probably all know the text.

Fairy masks Midsummer Night's Dream Jennifer Davis

But this is not like watching re-runs of "I Dream of Jeannie." The familiar text is a springboard. The company of the Baron's Men bring that text to sparkling life in every aspect of their production.

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