August 23, 2022 - 6:30 pm
Shakespeare is coming North of Delmar on August 23, 2022 for our Neighborhoods. The production is being put on by the Shakespeare Festival and will be done by an all-black cast! The arts are an extremely important aspect to the revitalization of our communities and we must be able to see us in the art form that reflects the residents of this community.
ST. LOUIS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S
TOURCO PRESENTS AN AFRO-FUTURIST
A M I D S U M M E R N I G H T ‘ S D R E A M
AUGUST 23, 2022
St. Louis, MO (July 20, 2022) — On Tuesday, August 23, the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival will continue its summer of Free Shakespeare with a family-friendly regional tour of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” directed by Tre’von Griffith (known locally as musician and composer Tre G) in Fountain Park. The performance is 90 minutes long and includes a “Living Study Guide”, a helpful 10-minute introduction to the cast and themes of the play. All ages are welcome. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. Visit www.stlshakes.org for more information.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most joyful and beloved comedies. The central characters fall in and out of love while lost in the magical fairy forest where mischief and meddling run wild. But despite all the enchantments and fun – there is a story of self-love and exploration which is the focus of this afro-futurist production. The all-Black company of local actors includes Tiélere Cheatem of Painted Black STL whose work was featured in “A Late Summer Night’s Stroll” and “A Walking X-mas Carol” as Helena/Hippolyta/Quince; Ricki Franklin returning for her second TourCo appearance as Bottom/Demetrius; and Christina Yancy from the St. Louis Black Rep, most recently seen on stage with the Festival in King Lear, as Puck/Egeus/Snug. Making their Festival stage debuts are Rae Davis as Hermia/Titania, Asha Futterman as Theseus/Oberon and Mel McCray as Lysander/Flute.