Classic Shakespeare Fills University Theatre With Romance

Classic Shakespeare Fills University Theatre With Romance
Students Lindsey Whitener and Sammie Prince as fairies in Midsummer Night's Dream.
The classic Shakespearean play runs intermittently from Nov. 9-18.

Mythical creatures and lovers run amok Nov. 9-18 in the Cal Poly Pomona production of the Shakespearean classic, A Midsummer Nights Dream.

Written at the end of the 16th century, this classic romantic comedy follows four lovers and a group of thespians on a fantasy adventure. Their journey into a moonlit forest is accompanied with an assortment of characters including royalty, nymphs and other mythical creatures.

“Midsummer is a magical mystery tour of lovers and their romp through a magical woods,” says director Linda Bisesti, acting and vocal professor. “Shakespeare is timeless and [this play] is great for actors to work on because it makes them deal with language and breathing.”  

The play will be staged in the University Theatre at 8 p.m. Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 15-17. There will be two 10 a.m. matinees Nov. 13-14, and a closing matinee at 2 p.m. on Nov. 18.

Tickets are $10 students, staff and faculty with ID. For more information, call the Theatre Box Office at (909) 869-3800 or visit