Here's an article about the play that appeared in The Cincinnati Enquirer on the Ides of March:
'Night's Dream' gets jazzed
It’s high concept time at Cincinnati Shakespeare, where “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is set in 1940s America and a jazz-inspired magical forest.
It’s a “Dream” with original music (set to the text) and a swinging soundscape of period tunes, both created by sound designer Doug Borntrager. He provides musical underpinning as story lines collide, including four young lovers who need to untangle who’s with who; a fairy king and queen at war; and a troupe of eager if inept “actors” caught in magical crossfire.
“I admit it. I love musicals,” says “Dream” director Jeremy Dubin. “Cynicism just sort of melts away in that moment of excited anticipation when those first chords strike up under the dialogue, when the characters slip the mundane bonds of ordinary language and soar into the wondrous world of song. It’s magical. And magic is exactly what is called for in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’”
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