ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Shakespeare on the Green Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Davidson Village Green
Davidson Community Players, along with the Town of Davidson, Gateau on Main Bakery, and Main Street Books will present three free performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on May 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. on the Davidson Village Green. Pre-show entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m.
The production is directed by Wrenn Goodrum and features 23 local actors. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is the most magical of all of William Shakespeare’s comedies, portraying the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta. Goodrum has created a “community-immersive” experience for the attendees, and will feature local businesses and other twists on the script. John Woods, who served as the mayor of Davidson from 2007-2015, will play the part of Theseus.
“We’ve made our immersive production filled with surprises for everyone so be prepared to move in your seats, catch a bubble, participate with the actors, and most of all laugh,” says Goodrum.
The public is invited to attend this event on the green with lawn chairs and blankets and light concessions will be sold. All proceeds from the sale of concessions will help support DCP’s Timothe Bittle scholarship fund for youth actors. In case of rain on Thurs., May 16 or Fri., May 17, the performances will be held at the Chapel at Davidson United Methodist Church at 304 S. Main St., Davidson.
“We are thrilled, once again, to partner with local merchants and the Town of Davidson to bring free theatre to the people of our community,” says Sylvia Schnople, Artistic Director for Davidson Community Players. “We hope this will become an annual tradition involving community members both onstage and behind the scenes.”
Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches, and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. They have served the Lake Norman region for more than 50 years with high quality and award winning entertainment. They are supported throughout the season by Arts and Science Council, The McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson Wealth Management, and Randy Marion Cadillac.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Directed for DCP by Wrenn Goodrum
May 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. on the Davidson Village Green
Admission is free