The Aquila Theatre in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 Laguardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

This timeless comedy has delighted audiences for centuries, and Aquila's imaginative interpretation will renew the magic of Shakespeare's plot. Set against a classical Athenian backdrop, A Midsummer Night's Dream deals with the universal theme of love and its attendant complications: passion, lust, frustration, depression, confusion, and, of course, marriage. Aquila weaves a web of theatrical magic that takes audiences to the heart of an enchanted forest, the injustices of the Athenian court, the political strife of the Fairy King and Queen and their servants and a group of rude mechanicals attempting to stage a production of Pyramus and Thisbe for the wedding of the Duke of Athens. At the heart of the story is the Fairy King's servant, the impish Puck, whose magic creates an endless supply of mirth, mistaken identity, and inappropriate, if not absolutely ludicrous, passions. Aquila's comedic mastery, physical ensemble techniques, and proven success with its critically acclaimed productions of Shakespeare's plays promise that this will be a Dream you won't soon forget.

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