Screening: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 7:00 pm
Folger Theatre

Join us for the DC premiere of director Casey Wilder Mott’s star-studded adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The story takes place in present day Hollywood - a place where glamorous stars, commanding  moguls, starving  artists and vaulting pretenders all vie to get ahead. Hollywood is sometimes called The Dream Factory, and like the world of Shakespeare’s Dream, it’s a place where fantasy and reality collide. This modern vision breathes new life into a classic tale. Combined with a cast of established and emerging stars, as well as a pulsing original soundtrack, the film will appeal to ardent fans of the Bard as well as audiences discovering Shakespeare for the first time.

The star-studded cast includes Rachael Leigh Cook (Hermia), Fran Kranz (Bottom), Ted Levine (Theseus), Hamish Linklater (Lysander), Lily Rabe (Helena), Finn Wittrock (Demetrius), and more.

Learn more about the film

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with the film’s director, Casey Wilder Mott, and DC-favorite theatre artist Holly Twyford.

The runtime for this film is approximately one hour, forty minutes.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is rated PG13 and contains adult material. If you have questions about the content of the film, please contact the Folger Box Office.

Please note:  We’re hard at work restoring our historic building’s marble façade.  As a result seven parking spaces on 3rd Street, SE, just south of its intersection with East Capitol Street, will be unavailable for public parking. Learn More.

Enjoy these select stills from the film.