FORT WAYNE — The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Department of Theatre will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare.
The show is directed by Jeff Casazza and will be staged in Williams Theatre tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and April 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. A sign-language-interpreted performance will be Sunday at 2 p.m.
The romantic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” is a madcap night of adventure where fairies in the midst of a family squabble, a group of local craftsmen rehearsing a play and four young Athenian lovers all converge on the same patch of moonlit forest. Events take a turn for the worse with mistaken identities, spells being cast and lovers falling into the wrong arms. The mirrored “forest,” with the feel of a Cirque du Soleil atmosphere, makes sure that “the course of true love never did run smooth.”
Tickets are $5 for IPFW students, high school students and children under 18 years of age, $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, faculty, staff and alumni, $12 for groups of 10 or more, and $12 for other college students with ID. Children under age 6 will not be admitted.
Tickets can be purchased at the IPFW box office, by phone at 481-6555 or online at ipfw.edu/tickets. People are encouraged to call in advance to reserve tickets. Organizers ask for people to arrive early to the show. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management or at intermission.