Women's Will, the all-female Shakespeare repertory company, sets its free outdoor version of the play in the late 1960s. Says Victoria Erville, Women's Will's artistic director and the director of Midsummer: "The Summer of Love was in full swing and the times they were a-changin’. Into this sixties melting pot of music, sexual freedom, creative expression, and politics comes the wild and beloved story of Midsummer Night's Dream.
"Midsummer is about magic, love and family--the family we are born into and the family we create. Simply staged in Bay Area parks, this production promises music, fun and, naturally, some family-friendly free love."
Free production outdoors in Live Oak Park in July and August. All welcome. Check the website for performances in other towns.
Women's Will will be offering free theater workshops this fall for K-12 classrooms. Check the website for details.