Utah Shakespeare Festival on BYUtv

Midsummer Night's Dream

Kymberly Mellen (left) as Titania and Max Robinson as Nick Bottom in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2011 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2011.)

Tonight BYUtv broadcasts a live performance of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is the first time in the festival’s 50 year history that a performance has been broadcast live.

The play will be performed at the festival’s signature venue, the Adams Shakespearean Theatre, one of the most authentic replicas of the Globe Theatre in London.

Former Festival executive director Fred C. Adams directs this production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” BYUtv director/producer Steve Lowe will lead the production team, complete with nine cameras, more than two dozen microphones, and portable satellite uplink.

Guest producer Jessica Mockett will present a pre-show, behind-the-scenes journey on behalf of BYUtv. On this half-hour journey, viewers will learn about what it takes to plan and execute every detail of a production, including set, costumes, rehearsals, and more. BYUtv will also feature Mockett’s short intermission piece about the history and future prospects of the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Tune in tonight to BYUtv at 8pm.

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