Chicago Shakespeare presents an amped-up Midsummer Night’s Dream in the parks, the way it was sort of meant to be | Theater Review | Chicago Reader

Chicago Shakespeare presents an amped-up Midsummer Night’s Dream in the parks, the way it was sort of meant to be 

Barbara Gaines's adaptation includes hip-hop faeries, a cute lion, and abundant Chicagoiana.

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Julie Stanton

Two sure things in Chicago: (1) Outdoor summertime stagings of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and (2) strenuously amped-up stagings of Shakespeare's anything by Barbara Gaines. Chicago Shakespeare Theater has brought the two inevitabilities together for a production touring to 18 city…

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