The Friends of the Arts will be presenting Richard Carter’s adapted version of William Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream as its special Valentine’s Day program on Feb. 14, with follow-up performances on Feb. 15 and 17. All performances will take place at PIC’s Charley’s Cabaret.
The Valentine’s Day program is FOA's special performance of the year to give members an opportunity on this romantic day to treat their special someone to the delicious PIC Magellan Club dinner buffet and an evening of fairies, high-spirited humor and theater.
Doors will open and the buffet will be available beginning at 6pm, with the play to begin at 7pm. The cost for this evening of fine food and entertainment will be $35 per person for FOA members, $40 per person for non-members and $20 for children, 4-11 years. The cost for season ticket holders will be $22 per person.
Tables for 2, 4 or 6 can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis as they remain available by calling Frank Gibson at 287-7476 or e-mailing him at email@example.com. Reservations are required and, because of the FOA’s cost commitment to PIC, reservations must be considered as a commitment.
Performances without the meal will follow on Feb. 15 and 17 with the play beginning at 7pm on Friday, Feb. 15, and at 4pm for the Sunday, Feb. 17 matinee. The door will open at 5:45pm and 3:45pm, respectively. Admission for these programs will be $12 for FOA adult members, $15 for non-members, $8 for students and children over 4, and $5 for Thespian members. For season ticket holders, these performances are included as part of the season tickets with no additional charge.
About the play
Richard Carter, MFA, is co-founder and director of the Community Shakespeare Company for young actors. His award-winning plays have been produced from Seattle to London. His verse adaptations of classic literature motivate and enchant actors and audiences, pre-school through adult.
In William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set in an enchanted moonlit forest, each of the characters cross paths on their way to attend the wedding of Duke Theseus of Athens to the Amazon Queen, Hippolyta. While on their way, each experiences trickery from the woodland Fairy King Oberon through the machinations of Puck, his court jester. King Oberon and his wife, Titania, are also headed to attend the Duke's wedding, when they have a marital spat, and the fairy king decides to teach his beloved wife a lesson she will soon forget. As is the magic of this night, it is all just a dream, and all ends well. (PR)