â€œA Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream and Original Contemporary Worksâ€ is presented by Highlands Ballet at the McGlothlin Center for the Arts, Emory, Virginia, at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 12.
This age-old story is about the adventures and misadventures, the problems and confusions of loving and being loved. The happenings that occur take place in a deep forest setting ruled by the Faery Realm, their King Oberon and his Queen Titania. The audience is drawn into a string of fantastic events, crossed loves, meaningless quarrels, clashes and magic spells woven by the infamous Puck.
Adapted from William Shakespeareâ€™s famous comedy set to Mendelssohnâ€™s music, the story weaves an enchanting tale with breathtaking imagery for audiences of all ages.
Highlighting the close of the program is a series of original jazz works, â€œOn Broadway!â€ The final selection, â€œAll That Jazzâ€ (a musical crowd favorite), was created especially for the Highlands Ballet through a collaboration between Jeffrey Polston, a professional dancer from Myrtle Beach and founding member of the famed contemporary dance company, Complexions and Highlands Ballet Artistic Director Deirdre Cole.
Tickets are $8, $10 and $12.
For reservations, call 276-944-0333 or visit www.highlandsballet.org.