UVA at Wise stages 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

April 25–27, 2024 @ University of Virginia's College at Wise

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Theater Departmentstages the workings of love as residents of Athens mingle with fairies from a local forest in theirproduction of William Shakespeare’s, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” set to open Thursday, April 25 on campus in the Gilliam Center for the Arts Black Box Theater.

Theseus, Duke of Athens, is to marry Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Bottom the weaver and his friends rehearse a play they hope to stage for the wedding celebrations. In the woods outside the city, two young men and two young women sort themselves out into couples — forming first one love triangle, then another. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck the fairy helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen. Revel in a story of order and disorder, reality and appearance, and love and marriage in one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.

The UVA Wise Theater Department presents Shakespeare’s tireless comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” April 25-27 at 7 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m. on campus in the Gilliam Center for the Arts Black Box Theater. Tickets are $10 for the public, or free with presentation of UVA Wise ID. Through partnership with the Pro-Art Association, Pro-Art season ticket holders are also free to attend. The Box Office opens one hour prior to the start of each performance.

The UVA Wise Theater Department is devoted to theater as a unified art form that blurs the lines between visual-art, story and music by fusing performance, design, and engineering in a single, meaningful experience. Find more information about the program atuvawise.edu.

Pro-Art’s mission is to promote the arts and expand accessibility to cultural experiences for residents and students in Wise, Lee, and Dickenson Counties and the City of Norton. For more information about planned performances or to purchase season tickets, visitproartva.org.

Category: Theatre