A Midsummer Night's Dream
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The WorkShop Theatre Company presents an offbeat new production of Shakespeare's classic comedy, set in contemporary New York City at Christmas time. Oberon, Santa for the enormous Athens' Department Store, happens to be the real guy, with a full coterie of elves and fairiues from his workshop up north who bring Kringleland to life after hours. He's having marital squabbles with Mrs. Titania Claus over an adopted homeless child from India. She's a super shopper, bored with his holiday schedule, and wants to be taken dancing more often - especially to the upcoming wedding celebration of Athens' CEO R.H. Theseus and world-famous designer Henrietta Hippolyta. Caught in their crossfire are Nick Bottom, a weaver selling his afghans on consignment who is also the leading player in a band of amateur thespians hoping to get a substantial Christmas bonus from their boss for performing at his wedding. Add to this a quartet of young and beautiful lovers demonstrating too well that "the course of true love never did run smooth." There is an additional performance on Sunday, December 14th at 3:00 PM, followed by a talkback with members of the cast and creative team. There is an additional performance on Monday, December 15th at 8:00 PM.
312 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018
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