A Midsummer Night's Dream

Book your 2023 date NOW!

Bring this classic comedy to life at YOUR school!

Students of all ages will find this quintessential comedy engaging as well as enriching. Mixed-up lovers, sparring fairies, and bumbling actors all collide in a confluence of comedy and conflict that will have your students laughing out loud and ready to engage! A Midsummer Night’s Dream cushions impactful themes of human existence in word-play and physical comedy, leaving room for further learning while delighting and energizing. Plus, walk-on roles for student volunteers will invite your students to join in the fun!

Our production, a one-hour version thoughtfully cut from Shakespeare’s original texts, travels to you with a cast of professional actors with costumes, set, props, and sound. At the conclusion of the show the cast will stay for a short Q&A session with the audience.

Educator's curriculum materials included!
Written especially for teachers, and indexed to California State Standards, these materials readily facilitate an enhanced understanding of the plot, themes, character motives, and language found in Shakespeare’s writing. Additionally, a copy of the script the cast is using is provided so that the show you are seeing may be reviewed in advance and contemplated after.

For even more engagement, add a PLAYSHOP!
This active, one-hour, participatory classroom experience will deepen your students' appreciation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Imaginative vocal and physical exercises will have your students embodying Shakespeare's language and discovering on their own that it's readily understood as well as relevant.

Interested in more than just a one-hour Playshop?
Check out the options available for our Residency and Workshop programs!

STAGING REQUIREMENTS:  
Show may take place indoors or out, in a gym, library,
theater, multi-purpose room, or other spaces.
- 20x25 foot performance area, with an 8 foot ceiling
- adequate lighting for the audience to see the show (theatrical lighting not required)

Shakespeare wrote for the stage, not for the page, and much of his information is conveyed through visual imagery and live performance.
Don’t miss this opportunity to have his words come to life at your location!

Let us know you're interested! 
Online date request   /    Phone: (415) 558-0888   /   Email

TOUR FEES:

Within 50 miles of the Festival office (1560 Davidson Ave, San Francisco 94124)
• One show: $1000
• Two shows, back-to-back: $1500 (30 minute break between shows)
• Two shows, same venue but not back-to-back: $1750
• 1 hour Playshop, up to 32 students: $400
• 1 hour Playshop, up to 64 students: $600

Within 50 – 120 miles of the Festival office (1560 Davidson Ave, San Francisco 94124)
• One show: $1600
• Two shows, back-to-back: $2000 (30 minute break between shows)
• Two shows, same venue but not back-to-back: $2250
• 1 hour Playshop, up to 32 students: $500
• 1 hour Playshop, up to 64 students: $750

Over 120 miles from the Festival office (1560 Davidson Ave, San Francisco 94124)
• One show: $1850
• Two shows, back-to-back: $2250 (30 minute break between shows)
• Two shows, same venue but not back-to-back: $2500
• 1 hour Playshop, up to 32 students: $500
• 1 hour Playshop, up to 64 students: $750

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Funding provided by Shakespeare in American Communities supports our residency programs, helping us in our goal to make Shakespeare accessible to all.