Triad Stage

A Midsummer Night's Dream


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A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare | Adapted by Preston Lane

Fall in love all over again. But watch your step. Deep in a wondrous forest, mixed up humans and mischievous creatures turn the world upside down. Let your heart delight in this magical romance.

From the Artistic Director:
Midsummer is far more than a simple love story. In the forest where love comes undone lurks a magical world that is both delightful and dark. Like all great comedies, Shakespeare’s play reminds us that truth is at the heart of all laughter and that the everyday is never far away from the magical. So meet me by moonlight and see what fools we mortals be.


First Look @ Weatherspoon Art Museum
Thursday, September 20 @ 6:00 pm
Catch up with Triad Stage for a special first look at A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's timeless comedy about mixed-up love, a partnership event to complement Weatherspoon's exhibition Dread & Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World on view through December 8. Free and open to the public. Attendees will receive a 25% off discount code. 

Book Club: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Tuesday, October 2 @ 6:00 pm
Greensboro Library Benjamin Branch 

InSight with Jennifer Park
Magic and Monstrosity in Shakespeare’s Global Fairyland

Sunday, November 4 @ approx. 4:30 pm (immediately following 2 pm show) 

Wednesday, November 7 @ 7:00 pm
A pre-show conversation that offers context and ways to connect to the show's thematic elements.

Thursday, November 8 @ approx. 9:30 pm (immediately following 7:30 pm show)
A free-wheeling discussion with the cast following the show. 

Wine Tasting
Friday, November 9 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy a treat for your palate before the show. 

Storytelling Night | Theme: The course of true love never did run smooth
Monday, November 12 @ 7:00 pm 
UpStage Cabaret
Storytellers and audience members join us for an evening of stories inspired by themes from our MainStage! // Facebook event

Book Club: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Wednesday, November 14 @ 6:00 pm
Scuppernong Books // Facebook event

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“Production was amazing – so fun and entertaining!”

Audience Member


Rebecca Hirota
Joy Jones
Alvin Keith
Demetrius/Francis Flute/Moth
Ishmael Muhammad
Katherine Olson
Lysander/Peter Quince/Cobweb
Luis Quintero
Hermia/Rosie Snout/Mustardseed
Linsy Segarra
Rajeev Varma
Nick Bottom
E.E. Williams

Creative Team

Scenic Designer
Anya Klepikov
Costume Designer
Hannah Chalman
Sound Designer
Jane Shaw
Projections Designer
Nicholas Hussong
Virginia Hirsch
Casting Director
Cindi Rush
Stage Manager
Whitney M. Keeter
InSight Speaker
Jennifer Park

Photos A Midsummer Night's Dream

Videos A Midsummer Night's Dream

News & Reviews A Midsummer Night's Dream


Triad Stage Presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Carolinian
November 14, 2018

As the house lights dim, the warm, yellow light of the candelabra pierces through the darkness. The faces of King Oberon and Queen Hippolyta emerge from the background and are seated beneath the firelight where they are unexpectedly greeted by an angry father, Demetrius, whose daughter has fallen in love with the “wrong” man.

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At Greensboro's Triad Stage, director steps into a role in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
News & Record
November 14, 2018

In theater, sometimes the major drama happens offstage. Such is the case at Triad Stage, in the final week of performances of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at its downtown theater. Preston Lane, Triad Stage's founding artistic director who adapted and directed the play, will add acting to his duties: He will replace an injured actor for one of his two roles through the remainder of the show's run.

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Met by moonlight, Triad Stage takes a Shakespearean turn
Triad City Beat
November 8, 2018

Shimmering cloth covers a long table as King Oberon and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, emerge from behind a towering, chain-link fence. Red garments hang from wires overhead, and regal music sounds as they take their places. The meal dissolves into an argument — an Athenian father urging his daughter to wed the man he approves, not the man she loves. So begins Shakespeare’s mystical comedy.

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Lights Up | WHUP
November 7, 2018

Lights Up! host Wayne Leonard is joined by A Midsummer Night's Dream dramaturg Virginia Hirsch and actors Alvin Keith (Theseus/Oberon) and E.E. Williams (Nick Bottom). Segment begins at the 23:56 mark and ends at 36:27.

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Theater review: Triad Stage presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
News & Record
November 4, 2018

When it comes to the plays of William Shakespeare, the one written and likely first performed around 1596 frequently tops the modern lists of “most often performed Shakespearean play.” In recent years, at least, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” continues to claim that honor in the U.S. and several other countries.

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Triad Stage brings to life the magic of Shakespeare’s 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'
News & Record
November 1, 2018

More than 400 years ago, William Shakespeare created a world of magic and wonder with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Now, Triad Stage will bring Shakespeare’s enduring classic to the stage with a production opening on Nov. 2.

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Press Releases:

Triad Stage reimagines Shakespeare
October 16, 2018

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