Daydream offers family-friendly free theatrical performances in Prospect Park, bringing live theater to our community and creating an opportunity for local actors, directors, and designers to collaborate and share their work.
“This is can’t miss children’s theatre that Shakespeare lovers will truly appreciate.”
-Matt Freeman, NYTheatre.com
6th Annual production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” adapted for children of all ages, from pre-school on up. When a group of construction workers come to rehearse a play in rehearse a play in the playground—they stumble into a battle between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Magic, puppets, hard hats & safety vests—what more could any New York kid want?
2011 Production Cast and Crew
Director: Rohana Elias-Reyes
Music Director: Leslie Ward
Costumes: Matthew Z. Kessler
Fight Choreographer: Judi Ockler
Stage Manager: Gloria Yetter
With: Courtney J. Boddie, Sheaquan M. Datts*, Laura Frenzer, Sean Kenin*, T. Scott Lilly*, Basil Rodericks*, Joe Spade
*Equity Approved Showcase
Daydream is made possible by a contribution from the AT&T corporation, public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. and ongoing support from State Senator Eric Adams.
Our thanks to the Prospect Park Alliance for its continued support of this production and PLG Arts efforts to bring live performance Prospect Lefferts Gardens and the surrounding Brooklyn communities.
6th Annual Season of FREE Shakespeare in the Playground
Dates: All Weekends in June 2011
Saturdays at 11 a.m. & Sundays at 2 p.m.
June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 Prospect Park’s Imagination Playground
Directions: Imagination Playground (Q or S train to Prospect Park, exit to Lincoln Road. Enter the park from Ocean Avenue between Lincoln Road and Parkside Avenue)
Saturdays June 11 & June 18 at 3:30 p.m.
Brower Park, Brooklyn
Directions: B43 to Brooklyn Avenue and Park Place Stop. Walk on block to Prospect Place and enter Park (next door to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum)
Admission: Seating is on the ground. Bring the kids’ bathing suits to splash in the Imagination Playground fountain after the show.