Babbling Brook Players will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” this weekend and next
Performances will be held at 6:30 p.m. on July 31, August 1, 2 on the lawn at the Clark Recreation Center (59 Campbell Ave, Suffern, NY 10901) and August 6, 7 and 8 on the lawn at the Montebello Village Hall (1 Montebello Rd, Montebello, NY 10901). In case of inclement weather, the shows will be performed at the Town of Ramapo Senior Community Center located at 319 Haverstraw Rd, Suffern. Admission is free. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a comedy play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1597. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors (mechanicals), who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.
The play is directed by Jon DiSavino, who has been a professional performer since the age of 17, when he was recruited from the lighting booth to replace an injured actor in a dinner theatre production of Cabaret starring Judy Carne. He began directing while at the theater conservatory at Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a BFA in Acting. Jon’s directing credits include the premiere in NYC of an early work by Ricky Ian Gordon – the children’s musical The Dancing Panda, starring Tony Award Nominee Alison Fraser; and the Arthur Schwartz/Dorothy Fields musical A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for 42nd Street Moon in San Francisco.