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  The Actors’ Gang / Tim Robbins
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Text by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Tim Robbins
Co-artistic director: Cynthia Ettinger
Music Director: Dave Robbins
Light Design: Bosco Flanagan
Technical director: Jason R. Lovett
Masks: Erhard Steifel
Stage manager: Olivia Courtin
General manager: Simon Hanna
With: Pierre Adeli, Hanna Chodos, Adam Ferguson, Lee Hanson
Adam J. Jefferis, Will McFadden, Emmie Nagata, Mary Eileen O’Donnell, Monica Quinn, Cihan Sahin, Pedro Shanahan, Bob Turton, Sabra Williams, Jillian Yim
Music performed live by: David Robbins, Isaiah Gage
A surreal world of fairies, spells, incantations, lovers bewitched by magic, the fairy queen making love to an ass. The world in disorder made right by the mischief of the night. Thirteen actors from The Actors’ Gang working with director Tim Robbins and the company’s co-artistic director, Cynthia Ettinger, illuminate Shakespeare’s forest with original music, kinetic expression and a fervent approach to the reality and magic of the language of the play.
“This is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays, there are so many layers of truth, untruth, dream, reality, magic and deception. A marital dispute puts the universe in disorder and the confusion that emerges is dangerous and full of outrageous behavior and wildly funny.” (Tim Robbins) “It is rare to see a play of such a clarity and geometry expressed through a rhythm that leaves you amazed: the actors, standing still on stage, suddenly start running around almost in search of each other, they get lost, then catch each other again, they escape and pass each other to eventually meet another actor or actress that was unexpected. I can witness that in theatre you can reach this kind of orchestral condition only relying on empathy and fanatical repetitions in search of perfection.” (Dario Fo)
Performance presented in English, with translation into Romanian.
Performance not recommended to audiences under the age of 12.
Co-producer: Change Performing Arts
A production by: Actors’ Gang
In collaboration with: Change Performing Arts, CRT Milano

      © Dianna Oliva Day