Enjoy A Midsummer Night’s Dream this June in Nelson’s Capitol Theatre as part of the VIIth annual Bard in the Bush Shake-speare Festival. Four teens get lost in the woods where the faerie queen and king fight over a human child while a troupe of workers rehearse a play to perform before the duke and his bride at their wedding.
The all-ages cast has been rehearsing in the Civic Theatre since the new year to give audiences a fun, spirited version of Shakespeare’s most-performed play. Songs, dances, projections, slapstick, sparkles and swordplay entertain even those audience members who feel as if the Bard’s language is all Greek to them.
Nelson Youth Theatre actors like Elle Horton (Titania, the Faerie Queen), Sylvia Hardy (Puck) and Luther Perry (Oberon, the Faerie King) play key roles in this classic romantic comedy. A Midsummer Night’s Dream was Nelson Youth Theatre’s first play in 2009 and six years later Alexander George (Bottom) and James Tucker (Theseus) are reprising the roles they played in that debut production.
Act II of Bard in the Bush is Two Gentlemen of Vancouver in Gyro Park this August. Jeff Forst directs both plays after recently helming the Capitol’s Christmas panto and playing Billy Flynn in Chicago. Among Nelson Youth Theatre’s other successes, Twelfth Night delighted the Bard in the Bush crowd in 2014, preceded by Much Ado About Nothing, Juliet & Romeo and As You Like It.
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