Downtown Dreaming

Ah, William Shakespeare and the dance…from our present-day standpoint, it seems that the Bard and the ballet have always been partners.  Even those who are not especially interested in the arts can probably run off a quick list of the more famous ones—Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello.  But however beautiful (and properly staged and performed, they are indeed gorgeous), these are Shakespeare’s famous tragedies.  One of the best known and loved of his plays to be set to music is a comedy, the memorable A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Sumter Civic Theatre, in association with the Columbia City Ballet and presented by Thompson Industries, is proud to host A Midsummer Night’s Dream, March 25th and 26th at 7:30 p.m. at the Sumter Opera House.  Come and enjoy the moonlit adventures in Fairyland, with Oberon and Titania, the mischievous Puck, a host of woodland creatures and the many other eternal characters in this show, which has enjoyed enduring popularity from its first production in 1855 to the famous Balanchine version choreographed in 1962 and performed continuously ever since.

Spend an enchanted evening in the magical forest with this wonderful production!  General admission tickets for adults are $20 each (military discount available with ID), $10 for students, and are available at the Swan Lake Visitors Center (call 436-2640 or toll-free at 1-800-688-4748), Hamptons Restaurant and Seaco Music.

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