Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Midsummer Night's Dream WOW

"The greatest play in the history of the world." That was how the director introduced it, explaining why he made few changes to the original. Those that were made were in line with the Hawaiian theme - instead of "weeds of Athens he doth wear" we got "weeds of Old Navy he doth wear." Hee, hee. The physical humor in this production was fantastic - all of the actors in the Lysander, Demetrius, Helena, and Hermia roles must double as circus performers. They were very raunchy, too... but that seems to go over the kids heads, for now.

We all laughed hysterically throughout the three hour performance, right to the 11PM end. It was a special treat to see the marvelous Cat Thompson as Titania - she was K's first Shakespeare teacher and always an incredible presence on stage. Puck and Oberon were likewise fabulously dynamic as crazy-loud, fierce, "traditional" Hawaiian Gods.
We sat in the second row; awesome close!
Bottom and Titania, from program

On stage at Intermission

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