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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare

28th Annual FREE Classic Series
Made possible by a grant from the City of Coronado

March 8 – March 30, 2024

(No show on Easter Sunday, March 31)
Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm
Saturday-Sunday @ 2pm

Directed by Erin Petersen & Lu Garcia

Four young Athenians are in a romantic tangle. Lysander and Demetrius love Hermia; she loves Lysander and her friend Helena loves Demetrius. Hermia’s father, Egeus, commands Hermia to marry Demetrius, and Theseus supports the father’s right. All four young Athenians end up in the woods, where Puck, who serves the fairy king Oberon, puts flower juice on the eyes of Lysander, and then Demetrius, unintentionally causing both to love Helena. Oberon, who is quarreling with his wife, Titania, uses the flower juice on her eyes. She falls in love with Bottom, who now, thanks to Robin Goodfellow, wears an ass’s head.

As the lovers sleep, Robin Goodfellow restores Lysander’s love for Hermia, so that now each young woman is matched with the man she loves. Oberon disenchants Titania and removes Bottom’s ass’s head. The two young couples join the royal couple in getting married, and Bottom rejoins his friends to perform the play.

Set in a wooded fairy land under the light of the moon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a much-adored comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595 or 1596, and is one of his most popular and widely performed plays.

As of July 2022


In alignment with the State of California, which has removed mask and vaccine requirements for indoor events, Coronado Playhouse will not require patrons to provide proof of vaccination or to wear masks while attending shows or events. However, we strongly recommend mask-wearing while at the Playhouse.

If you are feeling sick or are exhibiting any COVID-19-like symptoms, or if you have been exposed to COVID-19, we recommend you stay home and contact our box office to reschedule your tickets. They can be reached at (619) 435-4856 or boxoffice@coronadoplayhouse.com

This policy is subject to change if new public health guidance is received from federal, state, or local authorities.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream in the news

“…one of the best shows I’ve seen at the playhouse.”
Sandi Masori
San Diego Jewish World

“Directors Lu Garcia and Erin Petersen really turn up the physical comedy to great effect.”
Sandi Masori
San Diego Jewish World

“Who knew a night with Shakespeare could feel so avant-garde?
Caroline Minchella
The Coronado Times

“For anyone sitting on the fence wondering if Shakespeare can truly speak to audiences of today, this production is your answer.”
Caroline Minchella
The Coronado Times

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