‘What Fools These Mortals Be’

‘What Fools These Mortals Be’

WASHINGTON AND LEE sophomore Lauren Hoaglund plays Titania and senior Colin Berger plays Oberon in the upcoming production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Lenfest Center. (photo by Kevin Remington)

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ On Lenfest Stage

Washington and Lee University will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on the Keller Theatre stage in the Lenfest Center next weekend.

Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 2 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets are required.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is one of Shakespeare’s most accessible plays. In addition to its basis in the fundamentally human experience of love, the play is equal parts lively word play and physical comedy. This duality allows the story to be understood and enjoyed by all, regardless of age, experience or previous exposure to Shakespeare.

The lesson of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is summarized by the director of the production, Jemma Alix Levy, assistant professor of theater at W&L, who says “We are all idiots when we are in love and do stupid things when in love. And that’s okay.”

Tickets can be ordered online or by calling the Len-fest box office at 458-8000.

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