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Fairies, thespians, and runaway lovers all find themselves wandering the forest at night. With the fairy king and queen scheming, the lovers escaping, and the ragtag troupe of actors hastily rehearsing a show for the duke’s wedding tomorrow, what more could go wrong? When a fairy named Puck accidentally misapplies a love potion and purposefully transforms an actor into a donkey, it will take more than magic to set things right. Get lost in the forest with the National Players in the most epic romantic entanglement of all time. A magical comedy that’s fun for children and adults alike.
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- Read a plot synopsis of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
About National Players
Celebrating its 72nd season, National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theater to communities large and small across the United States. Founded in 1949, National Players stimulates youthful imagination and critical thinking by presenting classic plays in invigorating ways for modern audiences.
National Players is the hallmark outreach program of Olney Theatre Center. A model for artistic collaboration and national education outreach, National Players embodies the Olney Theatre Center educational pedagogy: to unleash the creative potential in our audiences and artists and to stimulate individual empowerment. National Players exemplifies these goals by presenting self-sustained productions of Shakespeare and other classics to learners of all ages and in all environments. Through performances and integrated educational programs, National Players empowers these learners to build stronger communities through artistic collaboration.
Jason King Jones
Director of Production
Josiane M. Jones
Community Engagement & Touring Coordinator
Associate Artistic Director and Casting Director
Artistic Director of National Players
Jason King Jones
Violence and Intimacy Choreography
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Health and Safety
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THANK YOU TO OUR OLNEY OUTDOORS SPONSORS
Andrew A. Isen
Cliff L. Johnson & Margaret T. Roper
Stephen Simpson & Lois Taylor
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