Motlow State Community College theatre students prepare for the upcoming performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” the first weekend of April inside Power’s Auditorium on Motlow’s Moore County campus. Motlow staff photo.

The Motlow State Community College theatre department will present William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this weekend on Motlow’s Moore County campus.

“A Midsummer Night's Dream” is a comedy written by Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta (the former queen of the Amazons). These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

Performances are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, April 4-6, at 7 p.m. each night in Power’s Auditorium inside Eoff Hall. The production is based on the adaption by Dr. David McTier, and will be directed by David Crutcher, adjunct instructor of theatre, and produced by Emily Seal, associate professor of speech and threatre.

Tickets are available in advance or at the door. College students and Motlow employees with an ID pay $1, High school students and under $5, senior adults $5, and adults $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Bobbie Spratlin at @bspratlin@mscc.edu or 931-393-1709.

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