Shakespeare classic given school makeover

December 19, 2013 by  

The William Shakespeare comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is being presented by the students at Wilsonville High School and provides people with a chance to come out and support the high school’s arts program while viewing one of the bard’s most well-known plays. Poster and flyer printing have probably been methods used to tell people in the community and its surrounding area about the play.

In this story, believed to have been written in the 1890s, Theseus the Duke of Athens announces his plans to marry the beautiful Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons, in a mere four days. Theseus hears Egeus’ complaining about his daughter, Hermia because she refuses to marry her suitor because she loves another man, Lysander, whom her father dislikes. Theseus declares it mandatory that the marriage must take place or that Hermia must choose between death or becoming a member at the nunnery. As is often the case in Shakespearean comedies, these triangles of love and distrust are at the heart of the play.

Tickets for the production cost $8 per adult and $6 for seniors and students, and will be available at the door or by calling the bookkeepers office during school hours. It will be on stage from today, December 19, at 7:00 pm until Sunday, December 21, at 7:00 pm with a 2:00 pm performance on Sunday in the auditorium of the Wilsonville High School. To learn more about this play, please visit the Shakespeare Literature website.