- One ticket to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- When: Thursday, February 26 or Friday, February 27 at 8 p.m.
- Where: State Theatre
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $15 for the mid balcony, upper balcony, or gallery (up to $45 value)
- $22 for the mid orchestra (up to $45 value)
- View the seating charts for the orchestra and balcony
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A Midsummer Night’s Dream interprets Shakespeare’s tale of quarreling lovers and mischievous fairies, sending audiences on a romp rife with comic misunderstandings and imps named after hockey equipment. Puck, the servant to the king of the fairies, sets off a chain reaction when his love potion causes the fairy queen to fall in love with a weaver-turned-donkey. Then, human lovers fall into the mix, and a night of confusion unfolds in a magical forest.
Douglas Martin, Artistic Director of American Repertory Ballet, leads the dancers through new choreography set to Felix Mendelssohn’s seminal overture and incidental music. As performed by the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, the score ranges from the grand organ swells and trumpet fanfares of the Wedding March to a rustic peasant dance built around a string refrain that imitates the sound of a braying donkey.
State Theatre New Jersey
The State Theatre New Jersey was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre New Jersey to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.