Five nights of Midsummer Dreams
Along with all the seminars and forums filled with great thinkers, media hotshots and influential leaders from business and government as part of The Aspen Ideas Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre is putting on five performances of one of the playwright’s most playful pieces, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
And it’s a big deal – a very big deal. The London-based Economist magazine reckons that The Shakespeare Theatre is one of the three best Shakespeare companies in the world. Confirming that notion is the fact that later this summer the troupe will travel to England at the invitation of the Royal Shakespeare Company for a performance at Stratford-on-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace.
“One way to describe it is that I never used to like going to see Shakespeare,” said Frieda Wallison, a Snowmass resident who sits on the theater company’s board of directors. “I didn’t know what the actors were saying and I didn’t understand what was going on. It was dull.”That all changed the first time she saw a performance at The Shakespeare Theatre directed by Michael Kahn, who went on to become the company’s artistic director. Wallison has long dreamed of bringing The Shakespeare Theatre to Aspen. Logistically, however, that goal couldn’t be accomplished until this year, when the company was ready to go on the road and Aspen was ready to receive it.
Working with Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson, Wallison and her colleagues at The Shakespeare Company scheduled five performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for this week – July 6-10.
For ticket availability and other information, call 920-5770 or log on to http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
New for-sale affordable housing at Burlingame Ranch is expected to be ready occupancy in 2022.