New Mexico Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Bringing Shakespeare to Life in New Mexico! The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival believes that Shakespeare is for everyone – whether you’ve seen dozens of plays or none at all. You are invited to join them on the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Plaza Mayor and enjoy a wonderful performance!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Directed by Julia Thudium
Free community event. Tickets will be available at the event one hour prior to the performance.
Director’s Note: If Samhain or Halloween is the night, where the veils between the living and the dead are thin, in many cultures, Midsummer is the night that the Faeries come out and play, the night when you dance around the bonfire in the forest, only to realize you are not dancing alone and when you open your eyes the next morning, you’re not sure if what you experienced was real or simply a vision.
This performance is set in the magical moment between waking and sleeping – the slow surfacing from the depths of your dreamscape – the liminal space on the threshold of beginning. In order to have a beginning you need to have a before-time. It’s here where we find our Midsummer. The Italians have a word for this before-time: Dormiveglia, the space that stretches between sleeping and waking. Not many people know this, but it is in this place that the Faeries rule. Everything is possible in the moments you dwell here; the sweet, the sad, the irreverent and the ridiculous. If you know me, you know I prefer the ridiculous over just about anything.
Last year when I took on As You Like It, I coined it the “Party Show” of the Festival. This year is something a little different. This year we are THE HEART show. I invite you to let yourself sink here in this moment in the no-time. Let yourself be enchanted and pause in the mystic doorway with us.
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