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2019-10-17T00:00:00-0700
7:00 p.m.
2019-10-20T00:00:00-0700
1:00 p.m.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
313 North 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508 402-472-5353

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London, with Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst, and Hammed Animashaun leading the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Event Times

10.17 Thu 7:00 p.m.
10.20 Sun 1:00 p.m.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

Run Time: 3 Hours, 18 Minutes

Post-performance discussion

Join us short post-performance disussions (20-30 minutes) following both screenings of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Guest speakers ANN MARIE POLLARD and STEPHEN BUHLER will lead the discussion on Thursday, October 17 and JAMIE BULLINS will lead the discussion on Sunday, October 20.

ANN MARIE POLLARD is an actor, singer, director, and voice coach currently teaching at UNL as an Assistant Professor of Practice in Voice, Movement, and Acting and serving the Lincoln community through her coaching company {Voice: Realized}. Read more at annmariepollard.com

JAMIE BULLINS is an Assistant Professor of Theatre with a concentration in costume design for the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at UNL, joining the faculty in the fall of 2017. He has been an educator and professional designer for going on 25 years and his work includes recent projects with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and The Rose Theater.  Read more at arts.unl.edu/theatre-and-film/faculty/jamie-bullins.

Author of Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof, STEPHEN BUHLER is Aaron Douglas Professor of English at UNL and also Education Director for the Flatwater Shakespeare Company. Read more at www.unl.edu/english/stephen-buhler and www.flatwatershakespearecompany.org/about/

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