“The course of true love never did run smooth.” (Lysander, Act 1, Scene 1, A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
The Arts Department proudly presented three performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20. The play, one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a troupe of amateur actors, taking place in (a mythical) Athens and an enchanted forest
“It’s a story that draws from many different worlds [people at court, young lovers, workers, fairies], yet with parallel storylines,” says Arts Department Chair Becky Beth Benedict (Ms. B3), who directed the show. “And it really becomes about love.”
Ms. B3 adds that MacDuffie put its own twist on the story by making the male/female relationship a female/female relationship, a storyline that’s in the forefront. In addition to being an artistic choice, it’s a fresh approach in keeping with the respect for diversity we endorse in our mission statement.
Congratulations to the cast and crew for putting together such a magnificent production!