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Experience Theatre brings 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to The Round

The event is free and open to all ages at site's amphitheater


SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Experience Theatre Project will stage A Midsummer Nights Dream in front of the fountains at The Rounds amphitheater.In celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Experience Theatre Project will bring to life 'Midsummer Night's Dream' at The Round in June and July.

Experience Theatre Project, in conjunction with the City of Beaverton, will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from June 24 through July16. The production has been adapted for The Round by ETP Artistic Director Alisa Stewart, and is appropriate for all ages and free to the public, though donations are accepted.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be performed 10 times, with shows set for Friday through Sunday June 24-26, then again from Thursday through Saturday July 7-9 and July 14-16.Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees are set for 2 p.m., and there are two shows on July 3, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Reserve seating and volunteer opportunities are available at Experience Theatre’s website, experiencetp.org.

The show will be the first Shakespeare production at The Round, as well as thepremiere show by the Experience Theatre Project, which has been given specialpermission from the city of Beaverton to produce this show there.Under the direction of Stewart, this production is a reflection of a nontraditional immersive theatre style. The show is full of divinely innovative costumes, original music performed by live musicians, carefully crafted choreography and talented acrobatic fairies. A very special twist on the original script, revealed early in the performance, will come surprise Shakespeare fans and give audiences a sense of familiarity with the story.Children from ETP’s summer kids fairy camp are also included in the production as part of the court of Titania and Oberon. Themes of magic, love and dreams dominate this whimsical production.ETP plans to stage free Shakespeare shows annually as a regular Beaverton summer event in addition to other immersive productions that will debut in the winter of 2017.