Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Wednesday August 12, 2015 7:00 PM
  • Thursday August 13, 2015 7:00 PM

Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Of all Shakespeare's plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream is the most phantasmagorical, with fairies, spells and hallucinatory lovers. Julie Taymor turns out a production that's visually breathtaking, funny, sexy, and darkly poetic. With cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, this immersive, inventive cinematic experience was filmed last autumn during Taymor's highly acclaimed inaugural stage production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the centre of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of this beloved tale. 148 minutes.

"FIVE STARS. Visionary directory Julie Taymore is a thrilling painter of theater... she sprinkles each scene with creative fairy dust. You'd be hard pressed to find [a production] that rivals Taymor's for beauty." - Time Out New York

"A deliriously beautiful, deeply magical staging that's as human as it is widly inventive." -Newsday

Performances are broadcast in the Modern’s auditorium at 2 and 7 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 817.923.3012 or visit www.amphibianproductions.org.