Shakespeare LIVE! at the Kirby

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

On Tour through June 9, 2017
Student Matinee Field Trip Performance:
Friday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m. Family Performances at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre: Saturday, March 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m.

Shakespeare's uproarious comedy is an ideal "First Shakespeare" for youngsters, and a riotous roller-coaster ride for all!

Appropriate for grades 3 and up
Running time: 65 minutes + talk-back after performance
Reservations: E-mail or call 973-408-5600

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Brian B. Crowe
Based on original direction by Stephen Brown-Fried Scenic Design by Brian Ruggaber
Original Costume Design by Pamela Prior
Sound Design by Steve Beckel
Rehearsal Stage Manager / Tour Manager – Claire Taylor

  Lèna Chilingerian   Elizabeth Colwell   Javon Johnson   Garrett Lawson
  Helena / Quince / Moth   Hippolyta / Titania   Egeus / Bottom   Demetrius / Francis Flute / Cobweb
  Steven Martin   Courtney McGowan   Stephon Pettway   Russell Sperberg
  Puck / Philostrate   Hermia / Snug / Peaseblossm   Theseus / Oberon   Lysander / Snout / Mustardseed
      Zak Houston   Maggie Thompson    
      Swing   Swing    

The LIVE! at the Kirby program offers special school-time performances of the Shakespeare LIVE! educational touring productions in The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s home, the intimate 308-seat F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre (located on the beautiful campus of Drew University in Madison, NJ). This is an excellent opportunity for schools with space limitations, homeschoolers and others to enjoy these dynamic productions in a professional theatre setting, followed by a lively talkback with the actors.

Additional weekend/evening performances available for families and others—call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 for details.


Shakespeare LIVE! is supported by Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program of The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is one of 42 professional theater companies selected to participate in Shakespeare for a New Generation, bringing the finest productions of Shakespeare to thousands of middle- and high-school students in communities across the United States. This is the eleventh year of Shakespeare in American Communities, the largest tour of Shakespeare in American history. For more information on Shakespeare for a New Generation, please visit

Additional funding for Shakespeare LIVE! is provided by The Investors Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, The Provident Bank Foundation, and the Turrell Fund.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional major support is received from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F. M. Kirby Foundation, The Edward T. Cone Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, CTW Foundation, and Drew University, as well as contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, government agencies and individuals.