Brandon Crowder as Oberon and Kerry McGee as Puck in Richmond Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream
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After donning a bright blond wig and some heels, the actor jumps back into the role of the Duke of Athens. In the Richmond Shakespeare performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, these lightening shifts in performance are part of the fun according to Artistic Director Grant Mudge.
“Just these five actors perform all the roles,” Mudge said. “Shakespeare’s company would have had 15 or 20.” “Until you’ve seen it’s, hard to believe.”
Next year, Richmond Shakespeare celebrates its 25th year with a move to the brand new performing arts complex Centerstage. Next month, the company kicks of its 12th Annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall in Windsor Farms. This outdoor summer series of performances mirrors Shakespeare’s time when he was often playing in an outdoor theater.
“[Agecroft Hall] stood in England while Shakespeare was alive,” Mudge said. “The building was shipped to America and reconstructed on the James River Valley. In his plays, there are all of these references to the stars, the winds, and the woods so it’s a great place for a backdrop.”
The company performs an encore of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of the Richmond Shakespeare Festival July 2-12.
As part of the Richmond Shakespeare Festival, Quill Theatre will offer their rendition of the tragic comedy, The Merchant of Venice. Directed by Dr. Jan Powell, the play follows a Venetian merchant, Bassanio, who falls in love with a wealthy heiress from a neighboring city. He has no choice but to borrow money from a [...]