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Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin’s theater department will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at its Mequon campus, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, July 21-23.

CUW theater professor Lori Woodall has long dreamed of creating an outdoor summer series and selected this Shakespearean comedy as the inaugural production.

“I chose ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ because it is the quintessential summer play, and nothing is more festive than Elizabethan theater,” Woodall said.

Performances will take place in the president's courtyard, which Woodall intends to transform into a “mini-Renaissance fair” complete with fairies to get the audience into the spirit of the beloved 16th century comedy.

Woodall is co-directing the show with CUW literature professor Brian Harries and alumnus Nic Cicerale. The production will consist of 18 actors, including five alumni and children of Concordia’s faculty and staff members.

Performances are at 6 p.m. Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 and 4 p.m. Sunday, July 23. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for veterans, and free for children under 12. For more information, call the box office at 262-243-4444.

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