Midsummer Day Dreaming

FREE Family & Kids show
June 20-23 at 10 a.m.
Devised by Damian Lockhart and Shakespeare Kennesaw Interns
Directed by Damian Lockhart
Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater Outdoor Venue on the Kennesaw campus of KSU

Midsummer Day Dreaming is a devised play for family audiences inspired by William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the folktale, “Anansi and the Box of Stories”. Anansi is a West African folktale character who is a half spider-half human trickster, his character influenced such stories as, “Brer Rabbit”. In our play Sisi, a “little” yet “fierce” third grader stuck in summer school, must give a report on her favorite fairytale in order to graduate to the fourth grade. The problem for Sisi is that none of the fairytales that she knows fits. When Anansi the Spider shows up, this little trickster launches Sisi on a journey to become the hero of her own story—as she helps him retrieve the box that holds all the stories of the world.

The journey takes Sisi to Midsummer Daydreaming where she encounters Queen Titania and her fairies, and must outsmart the goblin, Puck – the trickiest sprite in all of Fairyland – to save Anansi’s box of stories. Sisi, through the help of Anansi and the fairies, learns that whether are big or small, short or tall, anyone can be the hero of their own story.

  • Decisions to completely cancel performances due to severe weather will be made two hours prior to curtain. Ticket exchanges will then be honored for any remaining performance.

    However, we perform rain or shine! In a light rain, we will keep going and enjoy the added ambiance. A performance may be moved indoors if rain or other atmospheric or weather conditions might make it unsafe to continue. If a performance is moved, we will make every attempt to communicate to patrons as quickly as possible.

  • The location for Shakespeare Kennesaw - Midsummer Day Dreaming is at the Gazebo on the Kennesaw State University campus in Kennesaw, located across from the Visual Arts Building, nestled between the Social Sciences and English buildings.

  • Shakespeare Kennesaw - Midsummer Day Dreaming Parking

    • West Parking Deck: No Charge for evening performances
    • Lot J: $3 per hour - $12 Maximum
    • V2 Visitor Lot: $3 per hour - $12 Maximum

    Disability Visitor Parking: Accessible parking is available in all designated visitor parking areas for a fee. Visitors displaying the appropriate state-issued license plate or placard may park in any ADA designated parking space.

    • Parking options for Visitors with a valid state-issued disability hangtag or license plate
    • Park at a KSU defined disability space on campus in a visitor lot and pay the hourly or daily parking fee.

    Please Note: Anyone parked in a decal controlled lot during the day without the proper decal will be ticketed. All guests, please refer to the list above and the map below for approved parking areas for Shakespeare Kennesaw - Midsummer Day Dreaming.

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