Local actors live the ‘Dream’ with Shakespeare in Paradise
Voted Best New Theater Company in Florida Weekly’s 2011 “Best” special edition, Shakespeare in Paradise presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on select dates March 22-31 at Barron Collier High School.
“With this show it is our intention, as I believe it was in the original, to make the audience laugh,” says John
McKerrow, director and founder of the company, which launches its second season with “Midsummer,” a show about the ups and downs of love and attraction that can more easily be explained by the interference of fairies than by reason.
Reciting from Act 3, Mr. McKerrow, who studied Shakespeare in college and in New York, adds, “Reason and love keep little company together nowadays.”
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A special $50 papatron ticket package ag is available for opopening night at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22. The ticket includes preferred seating and an opportunity to meet the cast and director after the show.
As a nonprofit charitable organization, Shakespeare in Paradise welcomes donations and corporate sponsorships. For more information, call Mr. McKerrow at 682-3637 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find Shakespeare in Paradise at www.facebook.com/sipnaples. ¦
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Shakespeare in Paradise
>>When: 8 p.m. March 22-24 and 29-31
>>Where: Barron Collier High School
>>Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for students; $50 for
opening-night patron tickets
>>Info: (866) 967-8167 or