A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Seydways Acting Studios: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Seydways Acting Studios: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Written By: William Shakespeare
Company: Opening Production of the California Shakespeare Festival
Cast in Photos: Marco Barricelli, Nancy Carlin and Sam Gregory


“Director Richard Seyd doesn’t so much attempt to impose a concept on the play as does play to his own forte: clarifying the relationships between the different parts of the play and between characters. As he’s done in many outings with the Eureka Theater Company and with Berkeley Rep, he’s focused his attention on the overall arc of the action, weighing and developing each of the play’s parts to make a satisfying whole.”

Robert Hurwitt
East Bay Express

“Director Richard Seyd creates a lucid and entertaining version of the play.”

David Hagerty
The Herald

“Richard Seyd’s production, which inaugurated the California Shakespeare Festival’s new amphitheater, presents a darker, more angled interpretation of this comedy. However, Seyd and his terrific cast have by no means neglected the humor that has made the play one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies.”

Hilda Scheib
Bay City News Service


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