A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Helena loves Demetrius…who loves Hermia…who loves Lysander. For these four Athenian teens, love is far from a straight line. When they end up in the forest realm of the estranged King and Queen of the fairies (also the rehearsal spot for a crew of amateur actors) the result is a night of mischief, mayhem, magic – and one of Shakespeare’s most hilarious comedies. Ranging from gut-busting slapstick to surprising tenderness and back again, A Midsummer Night’s Dream reassures us that love works out in the end…even if we make asses of ourselves in the process.
The Winter’s Tale
Leontes, King of Sicilia, has a loving wife, a bright young son, and a happy kingdom, but despite it all, he falls prey to his own jealousy. When Leontes accuses his wife, Hermione, of being unfaithful, he sets into motion his own downfall. But from these grim origins, The Winter’s Tale launches into one of Shakespeare’s most unexpected works, featuring lovely shepherdesses, charming con-artists, and a bear. A whimsical fable with pleasures for optimists and pessimists alike, The Winter’s Tale reminds us all that it’s never too late for redemption.