The Ninjaz stage a unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s comic tale where the bewitched lovers are in middle-age and the potions slipped to them may well be Wellbutrin and Viagra.
The Ninjaz Of Drama's presentation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream offers a unique spin on the famous Four Lovers and the “Rude Mechanicals” who stumble upon them in Shakespeare’s forest of the mind. Instead of the traditional four young, impetuous people, the two pairs of lovers will be shown as characters in middle age. As they enter the Faerie forest they are beset with passions not felt in years, thanks to the interference of faerie King Oberon and the mischievous Puck. In another twist, most of the low-life Mechanicals are played by Women. All the cast will be in modern dress.
The Ninjaz’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs for nine performances, December 14-30 at the Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason Street, near Union Square and close to BART.
WHAT: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
WHEN: Dec 14-30, 2017. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8:00 pm; Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3:00 pm
WHERE: Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason Street, Suite 601, San Francisco 94102.
HANDICAP ACCESS: Due to construction, there will be no ADA handicap access at 414 Mason St. for the run of this show. Also, and there will be no elevator service on December 30.
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours with one intermission.
TICKETS: $20-25. (415) 509-8656; https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3176776
Shakespeare’s most enchanting, comical and inspiring plays explores confusing twists of love, rivalry and dislocation.