FairyWorlds! is a brand new re-imagining of Shakespeare's immortal comedy.
Visually stunning elements combine with highly physical acting to crate a
version of the play that immerses the audience in the Fairy Worlds of
Oberon and Titania.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is the most enchanting and magical
comedy Shakespeare ever penned and continues to thrill audiences
both young and old. Join us for an evening of thwarted lovers,
transfigured humans, comic rustics, and war in the Fairy World.
Beginning on Theseus' and Hyppolyta's wedding day, the play
moves into the magic and mystery of the deep, dark woods
on a midsummer night.
As The Bard said, "The lunatic, the lover and the poet
are of imagination all compact"!
Running time: 90 minutes, start to finish.
Jared Sakren (director) is an accomplished specialist in Shakespeare and the classics. He is the former Producing Artistic Director of Southwest Shakespeare Company, Arizona’s state classical theatre, for which he directed over 33 productions in a 16-year span. He is a founding graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division (Group One) and is a founding member of the Acting Company under John Houseman, with which he has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway and on national tours. He is the recipient of many awards for both his acting and directing and has directed and/or performed at theaters across the country, including The Cleveland Play House, Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, New York’s The Wonderhorse Theatre and Theatre Four, the Denver Center Theatre Company, Aspen Theatre-In-The-Park, The DuPage Shakespeare Festival, and The Alabama Shakespeare Festival where he was the Director of the MFA/ Professional Actor Training Program and a resident actor and director with the company. Jared has taught and/or directed at numerous programs and theatres around the U.S., including the Yale School of Drama, The Juilliard School, NYU Graduate Acting Program, The American Conservatory Theatre, The La Jolla Playhouse, The Guthrie Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in England at Oxford University, and at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art. Jared is also a “Piper Fellow”, receiving one of Virgina G. Piper Foundation’s prestigious fellowships which took him to best-practice theaters across the US and England, including to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The American Shakespeare Center, and the Royal Shakespeare Company in England.
Directed by Jared Sakren
A new adaptation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
(click here for synopsis)
August 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31
Sept 1, 2
Performances at 8:00pm; Gate opens at 6:00pm
Produced by the 6th Street Playhouse as part of
The Shakespeare in the Cannery Festival
4th Summer Season!
General Admission: Bring your own chair or blanket.
Bring your picnic for a pre-show meal!
Concessions also available onsite!
Unique outdoor, urban ruins location!