National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
November 17, 2019 2:00 PM
Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center
20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations -- with hilarious, but dark, consequences. Captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London, the cast features Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”), Oliver Chris (NT Live’s “Young Marx”), David Moorst (NT Live’s “Allelujah!”) and Hammed Animashaun (“Barber Shop Chronicles”). Directed by Nicolas Hytner (NT Live’s Julius Caesar”), the sold-out summer 2019 run transforms the Bridge Theatre into a forest filled with flying fairies and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.