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Midsummer Night Dreaming: 5th Annual Shakespeare in Clark Park Premieres Tomorrow

Posted July 27th, 2010

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.