EC3 Design Center and OES Visual, Performing, and Musical Arts Department presents:
Midsummer Night's Dream
Conceived and produced by Emily Stone and Peter Buonincontro
Adapted from Shakespeare and devised in collaboration with OES students
Staging by David Gomes
February 26-March 1, 2020
Mashing up Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream with popular songs from the 70s and 80s, the OES All School Production immerses you in the ultimate disco experience alongside mirror balls, feathered divas, roller skaters, and hustle queens. Get ready for the party of the year as you are cordially invited to Club Oberon to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Polly and Duke, replete with family feuds, unrequited love, magic, and sing-along karaoke hits.
Conceived as a collaboration between EC3 Design Center + Visual, Performing, and Musical Arts—and inspired by Tony-award winner Diane Paulus' celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show—Upper, Middle, and Lower School students have been central to the extended creative process needed to create the show: rewriting character arcs; exploring and crafting character motivations and tactics; building musical arrangements that accentuate story, mood, subtext, and foreshadowing. Join us for this extravaganza of student inquiry!
Preview: Wednesday, February 26
Performances: Thursday–Saturday, February 27–29
Matinees: Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1
Artwork by Ian R. '20.