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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

August 19 @ 5:30 pm - September 4 @ 7:30 pm

Free

PR: Shakespeare Has Returned to Woodstock!

FOR RELEASE: CONTACT: Elli Michaels
August 16, 2022 845-247-4007

Shakespeare has Returned to Woodstock this Summer!

Bird-On-A-Cliff Theatre Company actors are playing to large, enthusiastic audiences at this summer’s Woodstock Shakespeare Festival’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Bard’s celebrated romantic comedy, directed by David Aston-Reese and co-directed by Henry Neimark, is beloved by every generation for its convoluted love story and magical/fairy elements ushered in to set all aright. “The course of true love never did run smooth.”

Commemorating the Festival’s 27th season and its commitment to making Shakespeare accessible to all, this play is performed outdoors in Woodstock on an Elizabethan Stage. “Audiences love our al fresco setting,” said Co-Director Neimark. “Our stage is situated in the heart of Woodstock’s Comeau property, surrounded by bucolic fields and popular hiking trails.”

While there is no formal charge for admission, a donation of $10 is suggested. The show runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through September 4. Bring a blanket, bring a comfy chair, bring a picnic. Show time is 5:30pm.

The outdoor Woodstock Shakespeare Festival stage is located at 45 Comeau Drive in Woodstock. Designed by Broadway set-designer Salvatore Tagliarino, the structure was built in 1996, with approval by the Woodstock Town Board; it was rebuilt in 2005 aided by a matching grant from the Catskill Watershed Corporation. For more information on the Woodstock Shakespeare Festival, Bird-On-A-Cliff Theatre Company, and the theater, visit the birdonacliff.org website.

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To Editors and Program Directors: Bird-On-A-Cliff Theatre Company, under its founders and artistic co-directors David Aston-Reese and Elli Michaels, has run the Woodstock Shakespeare Festival for all its 27 years’ existence. The company performs the Bard’s works outdoors on an Elizabethan stage. Dedicated to making Shakespeare available to everyone, the company does not charge for admission but does accept donations. BOAC directors and cast members are available for interviews and feature coverage.

Robert Sheridan
518-589-5153
CALENDAR/PSA

Please include the following among your public service announcements and on listings of community events through Sunday, September 4.

Shakespeare Has Returned to Woodstock!

Bird-On-A-Cliff Theatre Company actors are playing to large, enthusiastic audiences at this summer’s Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. They are performing the Bard’s beloved romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream on an Elizabethan Stage, outdoors on the grounds of the Comeau Property in Woodstock.

Show time is 5:30pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through September 4. While there is no formal charge for admission, a donation of $10 is suggested. Bring a blanket, bring a comfy chair, bring a picnic, and enjoy Shakespeare outside in the fresh air.

Details

Start:
August 19 @ 5:30 pm
End:
September 4 @ 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.birdonacliff.org

Venue

45 Comeau Drive
Woodstock, 12498 United States + Google Map
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