Throw away everything you think you know about Shakespeare, and for that matter, about theatre, as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” comes to Santa Monica Saturdays and Sundays starting this weekend, Feb. 2 through Feb. 17.
Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica is in study hall where just about everyone is doing everything except studying for tomorrow’s test on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
That is, until Jessie gets an idea.
In this rollicking adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, teenagers, fairies, workers, and royalty collide in a forest on a summer night and are bedazzled by a prankster.
The fairy queen falls in love with an ass, the teens fall in and out (and in) love with each other, six well-meaning goofs stumble into their 15 minutes of fame, and three streetwise storytellers pull the audience at breakneck speed toward the moon-drenched conclusion.
Admission is $10 for adults, Children 12 and under $7.
Morgan-Wixson Theatre is located at 2627 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica.
For more information, call 310.828.7519 or visit morgan-wixson.org.