Friday, July 27 & Saturday, July 28 at 7pm
Fairies, lovers, and fools are loose at Laurel Hill Cemetery! When a group of love-mad youths and wannabe actors wander into the forest outside Athens, all (or at least most) think they have a plan. But the woods are full of weirdness and the local sprite population isn’t going to let this opportunity pass. See what happens when you venture outside of your city’s walls in a comedy that could have just as easily been a tragedy! As part of Laurel Hill’s annual Shakespeare in the Cemetery series, The Mechanical Theater will present one of Shakespeare’s most popular works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Loretta Vasile. Bring your own blankets, beach chairs, picnics, and/or beverages.
Two weekends of performances will take place on Friday, July 20; Saturday, July 21; Friday, July 27; and Saturday July 28. All performances begin at at 7:00pm (with pre-scheduled rain dates of Sunday, July 22, or Sunday July 29). Gates opening at 6:30pm and check-in takes place at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse. The cost is $20/person; or $17/members. Advanced tickets are strongly suggested. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.