ORONO – A beloved comedic classic is springing (or summering) to life at the University of Maine.

UMaine’s School of Performing Arts is presenting their production of William Shakespeare’s beloved “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Directed by Marcia Joy Douglas, the play runs through Nov. 19 at UMaine’s Hauck Auditorium.

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Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:13

The swaggering of hempen home-spuns

Ten Bucks Theatre presents A Midsummer Night's Dream'

BREWER The fine folks at Ten Bucks Theatre are at it again, bringing the Bard to the greater Bangor area masses.

Ten Bucks is presenting their eighth edition of 'Shakespeare Under the Stars' this year's offering is 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - at Brewer's Indian Trail Park. Under the guiding hand of director Ben Layman and assistant director Julie Lisnet, the production runs through July 29. In addition, the show will be produced Aug. 2-5 at Fort Knox in Prospect. Thursday through Saturday performances start at 6 p.m., while Sunday shows start at 4.

'Midsummer' is perhaps the most famous of William Shakespeare's comedies. Young lovers Lysander and Hermia wish to be together, but Hermia's father Egeus has promised her to Demetrius. Meanwhile, Helena is in love with Demetrius. Theseus, ruler of Athens, upholds Egeus's will, leaving Lysander and Hermia to run away together. Demetrius pursues them while himself being pursued by Helena.

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