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Four Hundred Years of the Bard

FULTON – In recognition of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, CNY Arts Center is joining hundreds of theatres around the globe to produce a classic comedy, Midsummer Night’s Dream which opens May 13 and runs through May 22 with performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

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In celebration of the duke’s wedding, the local acting troupe has cooked up a “tragical comedy.” The fairy court is looking on and doing their best to make the play as best as possible to bless the duke on his wedding day. CNY Arts Center is rehearsing the next Shakespeare production, Midsummer Night’s Dream.

An arranged marriage, a play within a play, fairyland, magic potions and general mayhem make this one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, often hailed as his funniest play.

With foolishness and folly as its theme and “…its fair share of slapstick humor…nothing, not even murder and death, is taken seriously here. Misunderstanding is as central to the play as any other element of plot. And since the play is all about how ridiculous love can be, no one can avoid embarrassing foolishness. That’d be like having sushi without rice – not quite right.” (Taken from an online learning guide for students at shmoop.com.)

Directed by Amy Price, the popular comedy continues the tradition of classic Shakespearean plays at the Arts Center.

Past productions have been co-produced with Fulton Community Theater and continues to attract actors from several area theater companies as well as new theatre professionals.

The performance space with easy access and comfortable accouterments has become a learning environment for aspiring actors and theatre technicians at their location on the Cayuga Community College Campus in Fulton, 11 River Glen Drive.

Come see the hilarious missteps of the fairy world and how their choices alter fate for a few humans in love.

Tickets are available at www.cnyartscenter.com or you can call to make reservations: 315-598-ARTS (2787).