A Midsummer Night's Dream (2009)
"The best production of Midsummer Night's Dream I've seen."
Feuding lovers, mischievous fairies, a band of "rude mechanicals" rehearsing a play, a Duke and an Amazon queen - all these and more come together in a haunted grove for some of the funniest scenes in all of Shakespeare!
"Everyone, from young children to senior citizens, was fully engaged by this midsummer evening performance...
The 2009 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream was the company's largest yet, both in terms of the scale of the production itself and the size of the audiences it drew.
The production featured our largest cast to date and was set in a magnificent grove of trees in the F.R. Newman Arboretum at Cornell Plantations, near the ponds and sculpture garden. It was directed by stage, screen, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine veteran J.G. Hertzler from Cornell's Department of Theatre, Film, and Dance, and fused comedy, romance, music, dance, and the beautiful wooded location into an unforgettable theatrical experience.
The production drew capacity crowds almost every evening, with a total attendance of nearly 3,000 people over the three-week run - including an audience of 600 on closing night.
"What a cast...we fell in love with all of you!"
"A triumph for the Ithaca Shakespeare Company!"
"This is what life is all about!"
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