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April 18, 2005
Volume 40, Number 9

Traditional take on Shakespeare masterpiece plays at Rodey Theatre

Spring is a great time for a play about the magic – and the mess — known as love. UNM’s Department of Theatre and Dance offers its production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Denise Schulz, in UNM’s Rodey Theatre through April 30.

William Shakespeare’s classic draws us into a dark forest where love loses its way and fairy magic leads to chaos.
The enchanted comedy entwines passion, poetry and the lunacy of love. “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” proclaims Puck the fairy.

UNM’s creative team includes faculty artists Donna Jewell, choreographer and new head of dance at UNM, John Malolepsy, set designer, Dorothy Baca, costume designer, and William Liotta, lighting designer. World Stage Design 2005 recently selected Malolepsy, Baca and Liotta for inclusion in its inaugural exhibition.

The transformative power of dreams – one of director Schulz’ themes for this production – is a potent image for the cast of student actors, about half of whom graduate this spring to pursue their own dreams.

Remaining performances are April 21-23 and 28-30 at 7:30 p.m. and April 24 at 2 p.m. Friday evening performances feature special “date night” rates, all tickets two for the price of one with many local restaurants offering patron specials.

Tickets are $12 general, $8 faculty/staff/seniors, $6 students and are available through the UNM ticket office at 925-5858, Tickets.com outlets or online at www.unmtickets.com.