“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” presented by Rice University Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts

music A Midsummer Night’s Dream Good evening. Good evening good evening Thank you so much for coming out and braving the autumn so we are calling this mid-autumn’s Night Dream but thank you for being here My name is Christina Keefe. I’m the director of the theater program and of this production Ah, a couple of things before we get started So, the first two scenes are here where you guys are now. The actors will be working between these two trees and a little bit on the steps here and then Puck and the fairies will come out and lead you to Fairyland. And the rest of the play will take place over in what we are calling the forest. I know you are going to enjoy this show. Have a great time. Thank-you for coming. (Drumming) (other instruments added to the drumming) Thou fair Hippolyta our nuptial hour draws on apace. Four happy days a new moon But oh me thinks how slow this old moon wanes Four days will quickly seep themselves in night When I will quickly dream away the time And then the moon like to a silver bow new bent in heaven shall behold the night of our solemnity. Go Philostrate! Stir up the Athenian youth to merriment. Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth. Turn melancholy forth to funereal.

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