Culture Queer: Julie Taymor’s Imagining of “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” Comes To Select Theaters June 22nd! – Video

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Acclaimed Director Julie Taymor’s envisioning of William Shakespears’s  ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Comes to Theaters for One Night Only This Midsummer‘s Eve on June 22nd followed by Select Showings Nationwide.

Of all Shakespeare’s plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the most phantasmagorical, featuring fairies, spells, and hallucinatory lovers. Julie Taymor turns out a production that’s visually breathtaking, funny, sexy and darkly poetic. Produced by Ealing Studios, Londinium Films, in association with Theatre for a New Audience Producers, Lynn Hendee ( The Tempest) and Ben Latham-Jones (Nina, The D-Train) joined forces with Taymor to create this exclusive filmed production. With cinematography by the Academy Award nominee, Rodrigo Prieto (The Wolf of Wall Street, Argo), and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal (Frida, Heat ), this immersive, inventive cinematic experience brings Taymor’s acclaimed production to the big screen, giving audiences from around the world the opportunity to see this critically lauded, sell-out show.

Principal cast includes:  Tina Benko (Titania), Max Casella (Nick Bottom), David Harewood (Oberon) and Kathryn Hunter (Puck)

Tickets for  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

 

 

 

Will Kohler

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