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Volume 24, Number 5 — May 2017

Arts Calendar

Zacchaeus Kimbrell and Hannah Ingram perform in Barter Theatre's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens at Barter

Date(s):  April 21 - May 13, 2017
Venue: Barter Theatre
133 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24212

ABINGDON, Va.- Barter Theatre introduces "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Friday, April 21. The play represents the first time a Shakespearean work has been on Barter Theatre's Gilliam Stage in more than 15 years. The production runs until May 13. It features Zacchaeus Kimbrell and Hannah Ingram among others from Barter Theatre's resident acting company.

Join Barter actors for Director Katy Brown's take on Shakespeare's classic comedy about four young lovers who find themselves immersed in an enchanted forest ruled by fairies. As the lovers cross paths with the Fairy King and Queen, the mischievous Puck provides plenty of memorable experiences for all involved.

Brown said she wanted to bring Shakespeare back to Barter Theatre and "bring it back in a big way," and thought "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was the perfect choice.

"It is easily the most fun, the most accessible and the most exciting of Shakespeare's plays to be done, especially for a large audience," she said.

Brown related to the play by looking into its theme of love, which is often shown as comedic through Shakespeare's use of the characters' experiences with the emotion to lighten the mood.

"We've all walked into those woods and gotten lost, been ridiculous and come back out, blinking in the light, changed forever by what we learned about ourselves at the hands of love," Brown said.

Tickets for every show start at $20, and Barter offers a three for $99 offer until April 28. Get tickets to three Barter Theatre productions for just $99. The three for $99 subscription comes with subscriber benefits including 15 percent off additional tickets for friends and family. This promotion is not available online. Call the Barter Theatre Box Office at 276-628-3991 for more information

Topics: Theatre

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