Saturday, October 29, 2011

Upcoming: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dripping Springs High School Theatre, November 3 - 5

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Dripping Springs High School Theatre Department

presentsMidsummer Night's Dream Dripping Springs High School

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

November 3 - 5 at 7:30 p.m., matinee at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 5

Dripping Springs High School, 940 Highway 290 West (click for map)

TICKETS $6 students / $10 adults, at the door or on-line via Front Gate Tickets

Who wrote Shakespeare's plays? We don't care! -- we just want to perform them for you. Take the trip out to the fancy-pants Dripping Springs High School Auditorium Theater and see our version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, complete with all the fairies, donkey heads, and mixed-up lovers you could possibly want. Directed by Rachael Koske with technical direction by Becky White.

Don't think you like Shakespeare? DSHS Theatre is up to the challenge of changing your mind. Already a fan? Then you will love this faithful retelling of the Bard's classic. Three exciting plotlines intersect in A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. Dripping Springs High School Theatre presents it as the first show of the exciting 2011-2012 season, in the new DSISD Auditorium Theatre! Many enjoyed last year's splashy production of the musical, "Footloose", and we now invite you to experience the first full-length non-musical production in this beautiful space!

Set in a 1920's era Athens, the audience follows the cast of "Midsummer" through a mythical enchanted forest as the inhabitants of the fairy world create havoc on their plans and their love lives! As Shakespeare writes in the play, "The course of true love never did run smooth."

DSHS' Rachael Koske directs 29 student performers in this production, with a crew of 16 led by technical director Becky White. Scenic and lighting designs by White set off period costumes designed by Koske and Ellie Blackwood. The music of Duke Ellington's Three Suites helps set the mood of this off-kilter, surprising, and oft-hilarious play. Come dream away an evening with us!

Performances are in the DSISD Auditorium Theatre at 7:30 pm on November 3, 4, and 5, with an additional matinee performance on November 5 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $6.00 for students and $10.00 for adults, and are available at the door. The Box Office opens one hour before each performance.

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