If you have seen any of Kellogg Community College’s theatre shows in the past and loved them, you will most definitely enjoy their upcoming production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Brad Poer, KCC Theatre professor/program coordinator, describes the show as, “What would it look like if Shakespeare’s fantastical comedy about how weird love is took place in today’s world of Dungeons & Dragons and TikTok … except everyone spoke Elizabethan English?”
Performances are over two weekends: April 22-24 and April 29-May 1. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows at 3 p.m.
The show will be streamed live over Zoom and will also be able to be watched live on the Binda Performing Arts Center stage (with limited in-person capacity). The streaming element of the show will be captured using a 360-degree Meeting Owl camera. The camera can be controlled manually or allowed to auto-focus on individuals on its own.
This is the first ever theatrical performance utilizing this kind of camera for a performance at KCC, so this is a major event for the performers.
The show will be free for all regardless of whether you’re watching in-person or via livestream. In-person seats will be very limited and available for reservation starting a couple weeks before the show opens by calling the KCC Theatre box office at 269-965-4154.
Poer began working full time as a KCC Theatre professor in the spring of 2011 and said he loves two things about teaching at KCC “in equal amounts: One, opening minds to what theatre and art can do for everyone regardless of field of choice. And two, bringing people together for the joy of telling stories and becoming a part of something bigger than one’s self in the process.”
Savannah Terry plans to attend the upcoming event.
“‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ piqued my interest because it is a romantic comedy that tells the tale of the reconciliation of two lovers,” Terry said. “This is also one of Shakespeare’s most influential works and I am a big fan of some of his other works.”
For more information about KCC Theatre, visit kellogg.edu/theatre.