APRIL 16, 2014

DFT presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” May 2 - 11

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SCOTTSDALE – Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind. ~ William Shakespeare
Desert Foothills Theater (DFT), a division of the Foothills Community Foundation, presents a special youth theatre production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” running Fri., May 2 through Sun., May 11 at the FCF-Holland Cabaret Theater, 34250 N. 60th St., Building B, in north Scottsdale.

desert foothills theaterDirected by Amy Serafin, the DFT production of William Shakespeare’s comedy follows the (mis)adventures of assorted royals, wood spirits, and actors over the course of one long night in a mysterious forest.

“This is not your musty, dusty Shakespeare,” said Serafin. “It’s the timeless tale re-imagined, re-thought, and re-envisioned for today’s audience. It’s a fresh new take, brought to life by an exciting and energetic young cast and crew who challenge you to put aside your notions of what it means to be a ‘classic.’”

Performances are Fri., May 2 and May 9 at 7 p.m.; Sat., May 3 at 2 p.m.; Sat. May 10 at 7 p.m. and Sun., May 4 and May 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $21 for adults and $11 to $16 for youth and students. A special 2 p.m. performance featuring a Q&A after the show will take place on Sun., May 4. Purchase tickets before April 18 at midnight and receive an early-purchase discount. Group sale discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Visit www.dftheater.org or call (480) 488-1981.

Photo: Sedona Tracey as Titania and Alexander Yedor as Bottom in Desert Foothills Youth Theater’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Photo by Maribeth Reeves