A Midsummer Night's Dream
September 7 – October 8
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Darko Tresnjak
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
including 1 intermission.
Recommended Ages: 12+
“Both populist and sophisticated, delightful and profound, Midsummer is a play of infinite riches. I believe that it is Shakespeare’s most perfect play.” —Darko Tresnjak
Shakespeare’s beloved comedy captivates with the intertwined stories of six bumbling actors; four lovestruck teenagers; one royal wedding; and the infinite magical realm of the fairies.
Previous Shakespeare Productions
Composer and Music Director
Voice and Text Coach
Production Stage Manager
Robyn M. Zalewski
Assistant Stage Manager
Robert Hannon Davis
Fedna Laure Jacquet
Anne O’ Sullivan
Damian Jermaine Thompson
The Hartt School at the University of Hartford
September 19, 20 and 26
Join members of the cast and our Artistic staff for a free discussion, immediately following select 7:30 p.m. performances on Tuesday or 2 p.m. Wednesday matinees. FREE
Pride & Plays
September 13, 6:00pm
FREE pre-show nosh and complimentary wine, soda and coffee (plus drink specials at a cash bar) for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patrons and allies.
For tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show, use Promo Code LGBT25 and save 25% off seats for this special performance.
Sunday Afternoon Discussion
Immediately following the 2 p.m. Matinee
Speaker: Helen Whall, Emerita Professor, College of the Holy Cross
Helen Whall received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1976 and immediately joined the faculty of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. There, she taught courses in Shakespeare, the Renaissance, Renaissance Drama, Law and Drama, and Dramatic Comedy. She has published a book on Pre-Shakespearean drama and numerous essays on Shakespeare and his contemporaries, as well as modern and contemporary playwrights. Professor Whall also served as the theater reviews editor for Theatre Journal and has been a frequent lecturer at various New England libraries.
Immediately following the 2 p.m. matinee. FREE.
Open Captioned Performances
September 24, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.
Audio Described Performances
September 30, 2:00pm
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE with admission.
The John and Kelly Hartman Foundation
Hartford Stage’s production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.