Full Length Play
Adaptations (Shakespeare), Parody / Spoof, Romantic Comedy
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - The boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Stage Combat, Special Effects
Cuttings allowed, Scene work, Competition or audition material
Exterior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
No Special Cautions
Adolescence, Betrayal, Friendship, Love, Marriage, Parenting/Family
Appropriate for all audiences, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Midsummer/Jersey is the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey. The story revolves around the impending marriage of the Governor of New Jersey, the love affairs of four beach-bound high school crushes, a lively crew of fairies and the staff of the local beauty salon (run by Patti Quince and Stylist Nikki Bottom). The night takes a magical turn when Oberon and the impish Puck arrive on the scene armed with a powerful love potion and a desire for mischief making. With several weddings and the acting careers of six beauticians hanging in the balance, the lovers take to the boardwalk, backed by pop music and an iPhone-obsessed wood sprite.
"Appealing to the cultural tastes and theatrical ambitions of the [next] generation" - The Washington Post
"A sensational jest of pop culture and examines the test of true love... An explosive combination of brassy personalities and bold hilarity"- Fairfax Station Patch
Midsummer/Jersey received its world premiere in November 2011 at James Robinson High School in Fairfax, VA where it played to sold-out houses.