‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ comes to the Clarence Brown Theatre

William Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be playing at the Clarence Brown Theater from Feb. 20 to March 8.

William Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be playing at the Clarence Brown Theater from Feb. 20 to March 8.

This timeless play tells the story of four young Athenians trying to navigate the ways of love and marriage. When a romantic scheme leads them into the woods, they find themselves under the influence of mischievous fairies. Inevitable chaos ensues among the players.

“I like the nonsense part of the play,” said Rebecca Wright, a UT student who plans to attend the play. “Things are always moving and you have to pay close attention.”

The comedic play is directed by John Sipes, an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Tennessee. Sipes is well experienced with Shakespearean plays, having worked for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival as a director and movement director, as well as working as a director and the resident movement director for the Oregon Shakespeare festival.

“I never tire of the charming inventiveness of this story and its colorful, multifaceted view of one of life’s great mysteries: Love,” said Sipes in a press release from the Clarence Brown Theatre.

Ticket costs range from $15 to $32 with senior and student discounts available. They may be purchased online or at the box office from noon to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and will also be available two hours prior to each of the shows.

Edited by Jessica Carr