DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College’s Schomburg Series welcomes the National Players, the longest running classical touring company, for an updated performance of Shakespeare’s comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. The play will be performed on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. in Schomburg Auditorium.
Gods mix with mortals, a feuding king and queen unleash magical practical jokes on each other, spells yield improbable love affairs, and a band of comical tradesmen wander into an enchanted wood and are transformed in the most unlikely of ways. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” arguably William Shakespeare’s most popular and enduring comedy, spins a fanciful and fantastical tale of love, complete with nymphs, fairies, and, oh yes, those misguided human creatures.
National Players’ production offers a fresh twist on the setting, making it relevant to today’s fast-moving, media-saturated world. The woods glow in the dark and fairies dance to electronica, setting the scene for the wonderful and silly vagaries of love.
Founded in 1949, National Players is America's longest running touring company. Comprised of young professional actors, each year the company travels throughout the country performing two plays in repertory – one Shakespearean play and one dramatic classic. National Players has performed in the East Wing of the White House; in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East for American military; and throughout 40 states. Committed to the development of young theatrical talent and audiences, National Players’ tours celebrate the experience of theater-going by presenting the world's greatest dramatic literature.
Individual tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu
October 20, 2010