Red Masquers to Present a 1960s Take on ‘Midsummer Night's Dream’

Duquesne University's Red Masquers will present one of Shakespeare's most popular works-with a 1960s twist.

Tickets are available now for A Midsummer Night's Dream, which will be presented at Duquesne's Genesius Theater on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Feb. 4 through Feb. 21. Show times are 8 p.m., with Sunday performances at 2 p.m.

The classic comedy focuses on the struggle of love, magic and the relationships between fantasy and reality. The Red Masquers' adaptation, set in 1960s San Francisco, will feature extra "diva fairy backup singers" belting out hits from that era. The production is directed by John Lane, executive director of the Red Masquers and theater arts program director in Duquesne's McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

Tickets, which can be purchased online, are $16.50 for adults and $6.50 for students. Admission is free with a Duquesne ID. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

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