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By Mona Day 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

March 31, 2014

Bristol Old Vic in association with Handspring Puppet Company will present

The Midsummer Night's Dream at The Broad Stage. The two companies previously collaborated on the highly acclaimed and Tony-Award winning War Horse that played at the Ahmanson Theatre a few years ago.

Adapted from the Shakespearean play, the show interweaves the lives of

lovers, actors, friends, foes, and fairies. The themes revolve around love,

transformation and survival in a place where the mystical presence of fairies

mixing up superstition and magic lore in the routines of a community living

at the edge of a forest.

The production is visually stunning, blending live actors, puppets and choreography that enlivens everyday inanimate objects. The puppetry involves a huge range of ground-breaking techniques and variety of creations from the smallest mechanical creatures to the huge god-like masks and limbs that represent Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Fairies.

The show runs April 3 -19, with evenings at 7:30 p.m. and matinees at 2:00 p.m. For more information, please visit http://www.TheBroadStage.com

 

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