Shakespeare has given society many things, fabulous insults, beautiful words and captivating stories. One of my favorites, but not the most famous, is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. You may not know this story unless you were in theatre, took a Shakespeare class in university or saw that 1999 rendition with Rupert Everett and Michelle Pfeiffer. If that movie is all you know about this play, then do yourself a favor and go to Rice University to see it done right. The tickets are only $10, this weather is amazing and, lets be honest, you could use some culture.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a tale of two lovers, Hermia and Lysander, who plan to run away from Hermia’s father who trying to marry her to Demetrius. Helena, Hermia’s friend is in love with Demetrius and pursues him as he pursues Hermia. All the while, Oberon and Titania, king and queen of the fairies, are feuding over a servant and Puck, a mischief maker is running throughout he forrest with a flower that makes people fall in love with the first thing they see when they wake. All these twists make this play the perfect evening to share with your special someones.
Rice is performing this in the open air of the Founders Court on campus, with only two nights left, you should get there fast.
What: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
When: Friday and Saturday November 8th and 9th, 7:30pm
Where: Founders Court on rice University Campus
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
Admission: $10 general admission; $5 for students; $8 for staff and senior citizens with ID
Website: Rice University
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