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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Justin Gordon

Show Runs from August 1 - August 18, 2019

Tickets on Sale Now!

The MPC Theatre Arts Department unveils an exciting new adaptation of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy about four lovers who find themselves bewitched by fairies on an enchanted midsummer night, when the human and fairy realms coalesce. Featuring a cast of MPC Theatre students and community actors, this unique, collaborative rendition combines original music, dance, and audience participation, and intamate staging in an innovative presentation of Shakespeare’s comedic vision of magic, mythology, and human folly.


-About the Director-

Having recently directed Romeo & Juliet, The Fantasticks, and Hamlet this past year, Director Justin Matthew Gordon is well prepared to bring this exciting production to the MPC Theatre. Justin studied classical directing and acting at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England, during Mark Rylance's tenure as Artistic Director. While at the Globe, he studied under Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress Jane Lapotaire, as well as the Globe's Masters of Movement, Voice, and Elizabethan Stage Combat, working under teachers with the British Academy of Stage Combat. He completed his additional theatrical combat training with the Society of American Fight Directors and received his M.F.A. in Acting at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, training under a renowned faculty, including Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan. Justin’s classical work in regional theatre is extensive, including several seasons with the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. Locally, he has performed in and fight directed multiple seasons with Pacific Repertory Theatre's Carmel Shakespeare Festival, including their upcoming 2019 season. Justin is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Actors Equity Association, the Society of American Fight Directors, and SAG-AFTRA. He has been working out of the Monterey Peninsula since 2015, joining the MPC Theatre faculty in 2017, where he directed last year’s acclaimed and sold out production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

-About the Design Team-

The Design team includes Justin Matthew Gordon (Director), Michael Blackburn (Music Director), Eric Maximoff & Corinn Hillstrom (Scenic Designers), Ashley Tripp (Costume Designer), Eric Maximoff (Master Carpenter), Sarah Horn, Justin Gaudoin, Michael Blackburn (Original music), and Corinne Agro & Briana Wilbon (Choreographers).

ABOUT THE MPC THEATRE CHARITABLE TRUST

The Monterey Peninsula Community Theatre Company Charitable Trust is an independent 501(c)(3) that supports MPC theatre programs by funding expenses not covered by the California State educational budget.


Performance Dates and Times
:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream previews Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 PM. Opening Night is Friday, August 2 at 7:30 PM. Performances run Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM from August 1 through August 18.

 Day Date
Time
Details
Thursday
Aug 1
7:30 PM
Preview /Discount Thursday - all seats $12.50
Friday
Aug 2
7:30 PM
Opening night
Saturday
Aug 3
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Sunday
Aug 4
2:00 PM
Matinée
       
Thursday
Aug 08
7:30 PM
Discount Thursday - all seats $12.50
Friday
Aug 09
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Saturday
Aug 10
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Sunday
Aug 11
2:00 PM
Matinée
       
 Thursday Aug 15
7:30 PM
Discount Thursday - all seats $12.50
 Friday Aug 16
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
 Saturday Aug 17
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Sunday
Aug 18
2:00 PM
Matinée and final performance

Ticket Information:

For tickets visit our box office*, call (831) 646-4213 or purchase online.

Thursday Performances:
Thursday Preview and subsequent Thursday performances are $12.50 for all Adults

All Regular Performances:
24-hour advance tickets are $20.00 for Adults and Seniors (or $25 and $22 at the door.) Military, Teachers, and Young Adults (13-21) are $15.00 each. Reservations are recommended.

Please note: Campus Parking is required for Thursday evening performances and cost is $3.00.  Some kiosks take quarters, others only accept dollar bills.


*The MPC box office is open Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 3:00 - 7:00 pm and 2 hours prior to performances
For more information contact the 
MPC Theatre Box Office 831-646-4244 or mpcboxoffice@mpc.edu