Published : Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 12:03 PM
For four nights, August 16, 17, 23, and 24, Ensemble Shakespeare presents a fully immersive theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Bring your running shoes, as this immersive experience will have you chasing through Descanso Gardens to follow fighting lovers, dancing fairies, and a bewildered donkey, on an adventure filled with laughter and love.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta (the former queen of the Amazons). These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.
The Ensemble Shakespeare Group focuses on intimate, personal and risky productions of Shakespeare. The ensemble is based on the idea of a supergroup; it is a side project for currently working actors, and an incubator for up-and-coming actors. Some of their actors are the stars of hit TV shows, and some in the ensemble are from recent training in NYU, RADA and Shakespeare’s Old Globe in London.
The play will be performed in the gardens of Descanso Gardens from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., all four nights. Ticket prices are $25.00/members, and $35.00/public.
Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. For tickets or more information call (818) 949-4200 or visit www.descansogardens.org.