A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Four more performances left! Starting again on the 25th.
Starting this Wednesday:
Shakespeare on the Waterfront!
While New York has Shakespeare in the Park, Hoboken has Shakespeare on the waterfront thanks to Mile Square Theatre’s 2007 Summer Mainstage Production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This beloved comedy will be performed at the Sinatra Park Amphitheatre along the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey. Aside from the waterfront setting, what makes this production truly unique is the fact that it’s set in the 1955 rough-and-tumble world of Hoboken’s waterfront and combines the classic music of Frank Sinatra. Performances are free to the public. Performances are July 18, 20, 21 22, 25, 27, 28, and 29 @ 8pm.
“This production is our third mainstage at Sinatra Park,” says Mile Square Theatre artistic director Chris O’Connor, “and it’s our biggest one yet. With a cast of 17, the show will be quite a spectacle. Our design team is just thrilled about setting this play in the 50s. Theseus and his court are lounging on the Jersey shore, the lovers are bobby soxers, the mechanicals are dock workers right out of On the Waterfront, and the Oberon, Titania, and the fairies are water creatures. It’s very whimsical.”
The production is perfect summer entertainment where families, couples, and theatre lovers can bring a blanket and a picnic lunch and enjoy the cool breezes coming off the Hudson River.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is presented in partnership with Mayor David Roberts and the City of Hoboken and is supported by PSEG and the Provident Bank Foundation and is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.