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Shakespeare 70 presents new twist on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”


It’s a modern twist on an all-time classic comedy when Shakespeare 70 presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” June 14-23 at the Kelsey Theatre on Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) West Windsor, N.J., Campus, at 1200 Old Trenton Road.

The generation gap, unrequited love, and marital misunderstandings have abounded throughout history, and so it is with this updated version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

It’s the 1960s in a college town called Athens somewhere in America, where Hermia loves Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. Helena loves Demetrius, but he seems to have forgotten all about her. The young lovers all run away to the woods outside of Athens, and get caught up in the disputes and trickery of supernatural fairies – who look an awful lot like hippies.

Add to this the janitorial staff of Athens College who aspire to perform before the College Deans on their wedding day along with some misapplied love potions and you have a fast-paced comedy that has entertained audiences for centuries.

Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 609-570-3333 Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - noon.

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