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A scene from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Old Globe Theater with, from left, Charles Janasz, John Lavelle, Donald Carrier, Sean-Michael Wilkinson, Triney Sandoval and Miles Anderson.

A scene from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Old Globe Theater with, from left, Charles Janasz, John Lavelle, Donald Carrier, Sean-Michael Wilkinson, Triney Sandoval and Miles Anderson.

This past weekend, Allison and I went down to San Diego and got to see the entire Summer Shakespeare Festival season at The Old Globe.  What a nice break from Shakespeare… more Shakespeare!

But seriously, even though we successfully relaxed and actually vacationed on our vacation, we couldn’t help but learn a lot from our evenings at the theatre. Both Allison and my favorite of the three shows was Ian Talbot’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Talk about theater magic – this production used all the possible theatrical tools to create a truly creative, immersive fairy world. But the real magic was the electricity between cast members – the Mechanicals (pictured above) had me laughing so hard I was still crying during the curtain call. Before the show began, I told Allison how much I hate the play within the play, but you may know by now how much I love to have my mind changed. And changed it was. Pyramus and Thisbe was the best part of the play. I stand corrected, and I am so invigorated by that.

After the weekend we had, we are rejuvenated and ready to put the pedal to the metal with Macbeth.

Love,

Brooke

 

 

 

 

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