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William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream
THEATRE | A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons.

Free Shakespeare in the Park in Review by Natalie Wiser

Article by Natalie Wiser

Be sure not to miss a free dose of culture this summer with Free Shakespeare in the Park – A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Enjoy the outdoors of the Presido with your family and friends while seeing this classic tale, free of charge!

For the rest of the summer, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is showcasing free Shakespeare outdoor plays across San Francisco. The events kick off with previews on September 1 and 2 and the full opening day show on Monday, September 3 at the Civil War Parade Ground. No reservation or ticket needed – just show up!

SF Shakespeare Festival

After producing Hamlet in 2017 to celebrate our 35th Anniversary Season, the company is turning to funnier fare with one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the woods outside Athens on a summer night. The ensuing hilarity and chaos makes for a show filled with love and laughter that’s sure to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Bring your family and friends, a blanket, and a picnic to enjoy professional theater at no charge in a beautiful park setting!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be showing this September 8 and 9 at the Civil War Parade Ground in the Presido at 2PM. They will also be performing September 15 and 16 at 2PM, September 21 at 10AM, and September 22 and 23 at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in John McLaren Park at 2PM. The SF Shakespeare Festival will also be performing The Comedy of Errors on October 20.

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!” Celebrate the end of Fog-ust and get out in the sun with some free entertainment. You won’t want to miss it!

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