The award winning theater students at Old Saybrook High School perfect their comedic timing. Shown here are Oberon and Puck played by Chris Thompson (l) and Maggie Maselli (r). (Lenore Grunko
Shakespeare meets the Jersey Shore
Published October 31, 2017. Last updated 09:52 a.m., October 31, 2017
Old Saybrook High School Drama presents Midsummer/Jersey by Ken Ludwig and directed by Lenore Grunko.
Midsummer/ Jersey is a hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare's A 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 Nick 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 spirit.
Show dates are November 9-11 at 7:30 PM. Tickets, which are available at the door, are $5 for seniors and students and $7 general admission.