Midsummer Night Dreaming: 5th Annual Shakespeare in Clark Park Premieres Tomorrow
Last night as the sun was setting on one of the most paradisiacal days we’ve had in Philly this summer, I walked around the corner to peek at Shakespeare in Clark Park‘s dress rehearsal for their performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They were rehearsing what looked like a wedding scene (I’ve forgotten the plot since the Shakespeare unit in my high school English class) with live music, fairy lights, and a guy in a giant donkey head.
“I want to see the guy in the donkey costume! I can’t wait for the play!” —Cute little girl at the park with pigtails.
Watching the dress rehearsal made me feel both metaphorically antsy to see the show, because I want to know what my roomate (SCP’s intern) has been doing all summer, and literally antsy, because I was eating a lemon water ice on the ground at a park!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream premieres tomorrow, July 28th at 7 PM and runs through August 1st at Clark Park in University City at Chester Avenue and 43rd Street (rain location: Curio Theatre, 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue). Bring your own chairs or picnic blankets, and the show is FREE.