A Midsummer Night's Dream

At The Playhouse at the National Building Museum

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Victor Malana Maog
July 12 – August 28, 2022
National Building Museum
TICKETS:
Tickets starting at $20

Folger Theatre is back in person, and we are preparing to see you soon.

We are busy creating the magical world of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and building a theater from the ground up inside the soaring atrium of the National Building Museum.

Midsummer is everybody’s favorite Shakespeare play: young lovers, fairy intrigues, and the hilarious machinations of the mechanical players which will enchant us through a delightful, romantic dream.

We will bring you a wonder-filled production you’ll want to experience at least twice!

Make a plan to visit The Playhouse at the National Building Museum before the show (or make a day of it) and explore a wide variety of activities created specially to enhance your experience.

There is a life-sized immersive installation based on Joanna Robson’s pop-up book A Knavish Lad which is a part of the Folger Shakespeare Library collection.

There’s also an illustrative narration of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and costume displays and descriptions.

There are sword fighting demonstrations, scavenger hunts, guided backstage tours showing the art and mystery of stagecraft, and opportunities to get on stage and act Shakespeare’s words.

Design an Elizabethan city using found objects, build your own Shakespeare’s Globe-styled theater, learn about the intricacies of The Playhouse’s construction, and so much more.

 

Performance location: The National Building Museum, 401 F St NW

Read the Play | Visit Folger Shakespeare to view a detailed synopsis and read the Folger Shakespeare edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Who's Who

Theseus and Oberon
Demetrius
Helena
Puck and Egeus
Flute
Snout
Hermia
Lysander
Hippolyta and Titania
Philostrate
Peter Quince
Starveling
Scenic Design
Festival Stage Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design and Original Music
Choreographer
Intimacy Choreographer
Fight Choreographer
Resident Dramaturg
Additional Casting
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager

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Rendering by Tony Cisek.

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Rendering by Tony Cisek.

Understudies

Cerra Cardwell
u/s Peter Quince and Philostrate



Jordan Essex
u/s Bottom

 

Brit Herring
u/s Oberon and Theseus

 

Brooke Kemph
u/s Flute, Snout, and Snug

 

Shinji Elspeth Oh
u/s Starveling

 

Sabrina Sawyer
u/s Puck and Egeus

 

Khalid Taylor
u/s Lysander and Demetrius

 

Kathryn Zoerb
u/s Titania and Hippolyta
 

 

 

 

 

Produced in association with the National Building Museum and the University of South Carolina.