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Reimagined A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Delights at Chicago Shakespeare

Reimagined A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Delights at Chicago Shakespeare

Critics Kelly Kleiman and Kerry Reid review Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s new production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.

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“I think Joe Dowling has done the most amazing job of re-enliving this thing. And for people who haven’t seen A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM every 15 seconds since the 2nd grade,  it is a terrific introduction to Shakespeare” - Kelly Kleiman talking about Chicago Shakespeare’s new production.

Transformed into a donkey, Nick Bottom (T.R. Knight) nuzzles the ecstatic fairy queen Titania (Alexandra Silber) in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of  A Midsummer Night’s Dream . Photo by Liz Lauren.

Transformed into a donkey, Nick Bottom (T.R. Knight) nuzzles the ecstatic fairy queen Titania (Alexandra Silber) in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is presenting a reimagined version of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Director Joe Dowling returns to the material 20 years after directing it during Chicago Shakespeare’s inaugural season at Navy Pier. 

Oberon (Edward O'Blenis) enchants Titania (Alexandra Silber) with a love spell in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of  A Midsummer Night’s Dream ,. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Oberon (Edward O'Blenis) enchants Titania (Alexandra Silber) with a love spell in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream,. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Kelly and Kerry both recommend Chicago Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. It continues through January 27.

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