A Midsummer Night’s Dream/仲夏夜之梦
William Shakespeare’s whimsical tale of love and mistaken identity comes to life in a completely new way in this bilingual Chinese and American co-production.
The performance is the culmination of a multi-year collaboration between the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts. Staging, costumes, lighting and direction were jointly realized in the United States and China and the cast includes Chinese and American actors, who will each perform in their native language.
After its premiere at the Clarice Smith Center, this production will be performed at The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts in Beijing.
Review by The Pink Line Project
Did I mention the costumes? Amazing. I loved Titania — the fairy Queen’s costumes best — her headpiece was elegant, elaborate and STUNNING…
The portrayal of the characters? Exquisite — hard to imagine before I experienced the play.
– Ally Behnke, The Pink Line Project, September 28, 2012
Review by DC Metro Theatre Arts
“The night was pure magic… This production is gorgeous and ridiculous and moving and funny… In the end, it is the young actors’ sheer enthusiasm and talent that makes this such a joy to watch. They seemed to revel in every gorgeous moment of this truly unique price of theatre.”
– Jessica Vaughn, DC Metro Theatre Arts, September 28, 2012