The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0119 Monday, 13 June 2011
Date: Monday, 13 Jun 2011 05:00:46 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: WAMU 88.5 and Lean & Hungry Theater "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
At 6 p.m., Sunday, June 26, WAMU 88.5 and Washington's only radio drama company, Lean & Hungry Theater, will present a special live-to-air broadcast of Shakespeare's classic comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at American University's Woods-Brown Amphitheater. Set in the Prohibition Era, Lean & Hungry's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will recast many of Shakespeare's classic characters as gangsters and molls, with most of the action in and around the Palace Hotel. The story of beguiled young lovers, vengeful mobster kingpins, and slapstick laborers culminates with a hilarious "play-within-a-play" climax. Join the audience for this one-hour production, which will be broadcast live on WAMU 88.5 at 6 pm. Audience members are invited to stay after the performance for Lean & Hungry's "Food for Thought" discussion and audience interaction focusing on the relevance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in literature and contemporary society. Tickets for the live event are $25. Seating is general admission. The rain venue for this event is the Katzen Arts Center's Abramson Recital Hall located on the campus of American University. For more information and directions to the Woods-Brown Amphitheater, go to wamu.org