Cincinnati Shakespeareâ€™s â€œMidsummer Nightâ€™s Dreamâ€ Earns 2 LCT Nominations
Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized Cincinnati Shakespeare Companyâ€™s A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream with two LCT nominations, for Ensemble acting and lighting design (Andrew Hungerford), as well as distinguishing it as a recommended production.
On an enchanted summer’s evening three stories are woven together into one tale of hilarity and folly.Â Four young lovers find themselves entangled in a bewildering game of love in a magical forest where a powerful fairy king and queen are at war while a troupe of ridiculous â€œactorsâ€ attempts to rehearse a play.
Panelists praised the â€œwell-castâ€ ensemble for their â€œfine performances and imaginative qualitiesâ€â€”â€œall the actors contributed to the funâ€. Andrew Hungerfordâ€™s lighting â€œwas another character, rich with nuance and broad for laughs.â€ Overall the show was â€œcreatively interpreted: â€œputting the play in the context of the 1940s, with occasional references to silent film, was a terrific spin on this classic, making it seem all the more a surreal dreamâ€. â€œA must-see for Cincinnatians!â€
A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream continues through April 21st. Tickets can be purchased at www.cincyshakes.com.
Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.