“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”
Join the Guerrilla Shakespeare Theatre Company as they dive into the fairy world with their upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This award winning theatre company brings a Shakespearian fever dream to six different Upstate locations this May.
The Guerrilla Shakespeare Theatre Company is a theatrical activist collective based in the upstate of South Carolina. The company won five awards, including “Best Play,” at the 2018 South Carolina Theatre Association competition. This production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be directed by Erika Phoenix. This will be her directorial debut with the company. Midsummer will be her first full-length project in South Carolina since completing an MFA in Physical Theatre at the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a wild, intense romp through the forest, complete with mistaken identities, power plays, and unpredictable declarations of love. Right when a character knows what they want, there is an unexpected turn of events and everything spirals out of control. The audience dives into the dark with dreams of love and acceptance with the actors. With a cast of nine playing a total of 20 characters, prepare to be lost in this magical and wonderful world where “the course of true love never did run smooth.”