A Midsummer Night’s Dream


The Evanston Dance Ensemble (EDE) crowns its 21st season March 15th – 18th with their new adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring an original score, original choreography and new production design.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be presented at the Wirtz Center. Adapted from Shakespeare and choreographed by Artistic Directors Christina Ernst and Béa Rashid, the production will feature an original score by Steve Rashid, and additional choreography by an all-star team of choreographers. Original design for EDE’s world premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be provided by award-winning designers Izumi Inaba (Costumes), José Manuel Díaz-Soto (Scenic) and Joe Burke (Projection).

Performances begin Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th both at 7:00 pm, continuing Saturday, March 17th and Sunday March 18th at 1:00 and 4:00 pm each day. Tickets are available online or by calling the box office at 847-491-7282. Thursday evening’s tickets are just $15. Tickets on Friday through Sunday are $16 for kids/students and $24 for adults.

Immediately after the 4:00 pm performance on Saturday at 6:30 pm, EDE will stage its annual benefit extravaganza — The Fantastical Dance: A Night of Dreams — at their home, Studio5 Performing Arts Center, adjacent to Dance Center Evanston at 1934 W. Dempster St. There will be fantastical food, entertainment, and dancing as supporters and the EDE celebrate their 21st season. Reservations are available online.

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