Escape the winter chill in A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Barbara Poggemiller directs the students in Shakespeare’s evocative moonlit adventure.
Get lost in the woods with Shakespeare’s collection of mythic characters, confused lovers, and a travelling actor troupe that may miss a joke but never misses a beat. Queen of the Fairies Titania and her King Oberon come to the woods to celebrate their marriage – a relationship that is in complete conflict. So begins an evening of chaos wrought from the power struggle between partners that creates havoc in the natural world.
“Because of the conflict between Titania and Oberon the planet is suffering,” says Poggemiller, “the way our planet is suffering now.” Poggemiller notes today’s parallel of altering seasons and the infected element of the earth. “We’re working with a story that resonates here and now to help the students find that sense of personal investment and emotionally charge it with life and meaning.”
Canadian College of Performing Arts presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dec. 14 to 16, evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. in the CCPA Performance Hall, 1701 Elgin Rd.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $21 for seniors, and $16 for students and CCPA alumni, available at the box office 250-595-9970 ext. 222, online at ccpacanada.com/tickets, or in person.
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