American Shakespeare Company’s Travelling Troupe to Perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare’s beloved comedy comes to campus on October 18.

Poster for A Midsummer Night's DreamOn Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m. in Smith Auditorium, Manhattan College will host the American Shakespeare Center’s performance of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Nathan Winkelstein.

Admission to the production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is free and open to all faculty, students, parents, employees, alumni and neighbors. Doors to Smith Auditorium open at 7:30 p.m. Seating is general admission.

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare casts a theatrical spell powerful enough to make audiences of all ages believe in the reality of dreams. This mischievous comedy of lovers, heroes, fairies and rude mechanicals is his tribute to humankind’s power of imagination, and reveals that the “course of true love” can alter with just one touch of magic.

Since 1988, the American Shakespeare Center has toured the country with shows incorporating Shakespeare’s staging conditions. Based out of Staunton, Virginia, the company’s mission is to recover the joys and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theater, language, and humanity by exploring early modern theater and its practices through performance and education.

For more information, contact Brian Chalk, Ph.D., associate professor of English, at

By Pete McHugh