Half price tickets available for A Midsummer Night's Dream

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:16

    NETCONG-The Growing Stage Theatre is offering students half-price tickets to any performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The discount can be obtained by presenting a student I.D. at the box office, or teachers contact Tom Romano, managing director, or Lori B. Lawrence, director of education programs, to obtain vouchers or information for tickets for themselves and their students. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is in production now and runs through Sunday, Oct. 24, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Student and teacher tickets for the play are $6 for adults and $4 for children. The Growing Stage Theatre, an actors' equity theatre, is located in the Historic Palace Theatre, Route 183, Netcong. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, has been adapted for The Growing Stage Theatre by Executive Director Stephen L. Fredericks. Focusing more on the "rude mechanicals" and characters of "faire-land" that were created by Shakespeare from the lore of England, the theater's production centers on the "play within the play". When Nick Bottom, Peter Quince, Francis Flute, Tom Snout and Robin Starveling enter the woods to rehearse their play for the royal wedding that is about to take place, their plans are rapidly turned into mayhem. They are quickly thrown into a melee filled with mischief and wit between King Oberon and Queen Titania of the Fairies as they battle over a foundling child found in the forest. Through the armies of Puck - or Robin Goodfellow - a hobgoblin in Oberon's service and Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Mote and Mustardseed, Titania's fairies, the woods are set alive with magic, music and mayhem on this midsummer's night. For more information, call 973-347-4946.