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May 19, 2010
Theatre Department to Kick-Start Summer in Shakespearean Style
Featuring romance, comedy, swordplay, magic and a level of love-inspired language that only Shakespeare could convey, this week the College of the Canyons theatre department will open its production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons.
When lovers cross with mischievous sprites in a magical forest, nothing is how it appears. Deliciously dark and entertaining, “A Midsummer Night's Dream” will presents an intoxicating blend of mortals, mechanicals and faeries -- all thrown together in one place at one time.
With a plotline resembling a modern day soap opera or reality dating show, along with a cast of some of Shakespeare’s most popular characters, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has been hailed for centuries as one of the world’s greatest romantic comedies.
“‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a feast for the eyes and the ears. This is one of Shakespeare’s most accessible plays, and our interpretation will be appropriate for all ages,” said Paul Wickline, chair of the college’s theatre department.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will run:
- 8 p.m. Friday, May 21
- 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 22
- 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23
All performances will be held on the PAC main stage. General admission is $10 or $5 for COC students and seniors.
The College of the Canyons theatre department’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is part of the college’s ongoing 40th Anniversary celebration.
To purchase tickets to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” please call the PAC box office at (661) 362-5304 or visit www.canyonsPAC.com.