5 Final Reasons to See Midsummer

aRJM_4861We’re entering our final weekend in the park for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Chances are that you’ve heard a thing or two about our production (fairy sightings in Centennial Park….the drum circle our Music Supervisor Ed Haggard hosts every intermission…Obie the scene stealing dog of the Mechanicals) so we won’t go in to all the details. If the idea of fairies eating your dinner and taking selfies with your phone concerns you, here are 5 final reasons (according to a few faeries, Mechanicals and Athenians — you can see the other reasons here and here) why you should spend an enchanted Midsummer evening with us (with pictures!):

1. “You can sit with hundreds of other people and share the same dream!” — Denice Hicks, Midsummer Director and Nashville Shakes Artistic Director

Photo via Instagram @larkinjohnson17

Photo via Instagram @larkinjohnson17

2. “They shall see a show, within a show, unlike any show they’ve ever seen before entitled ‘Pyramis & Thisby’; by Petie Quince!” :)” — Apolonia Davalos, Titania

It may look like a school pageant, but we promise those Mechanicals are the epitome of professional. Photo by Rick Malkin.

It may look like a school Christmas pageant, but we promise those Mechanicals are the epitome of professional. Photo by Rick Malkin.

3. “The Queen of the Faeries has more beauty and energy than a thousand ordinary mortals.” — Ed Haggard, Music Supervisor

Apolonia Davalos as Titania. Photo by Rick Malkin.

Apolonia Davalos as Titania. Photo by Rick Malkin.

 4. “Douglas’ Dog [Obie]…Douglas!” — Andrew Gumm, Puck

Nobody holds a candle to "Moon shine." Except for maybe Obie, the furriest member of our cast. Photo by Rick Malkin.

Nobody holds a candle to “Moon shine.” Except for maybe Obie, the furriest member of our cast. Photo by Rick Malkin.

5. “You can watch Craige Hoover [Bottom] kill himself 8 times!” — Savannah Noelle, Helena

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You can watch Jaye Phelps kill himself as well. There’s a lot of killing amongst those Mechanicals. Photo by Rick Malkin.

Midsummer ends on September 15th (Sunday)! More info here.

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