The Nevada Conservatory Theatre opens Shakespeare's enchanting comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7:30 p.m. April 29 in the Judy Bayley Theatre. The show runs through May 8. Melissa Maxwell directs.
Four mismatched paramours run away and wander into a magical forest. Over the course of one exhilarating night, the young lovers, along with an unsuspecting aspirational theatre troupe, cross paths with the fairy king and queen, who are facing their own domestic turmoil. Misguided passions mix with magic spells as this classical romantic fantasy blurs the lines between order and disorder, reality and illusion, turning love and marriage on their heads in a comical knot that can’t be untangled until morning!
Maxwell's credits include Keith Josef Adkin’s Safe House (Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis; received 6 St. Louis Theatre Circle Award Nominations); world premiere of four-time EMMY- winner Judy Tate’s Slashes of Light (The Kitchen Theatre/Civic Ensemble; NYCWAM Collaboration award finalist); world premiere of Andrea Lepcio’s Tunnel Vision (Off the WALL Theatre); American Slavery Project’s Unheard Voices (NY Historical Society and other venues); Show Way (Vital Theatre; received Off Broadway Theatre Alliance ‘Best Family Show’ nomination): Nathan the Wise (Pearl Theatre Company); world premiere of scientist Carl Djerassi’s (creator of the contraceptive pill) Taboos (Soho Playhouse).
Maxwell also is a veteran actor of stage, tv and film, an award-winning playwright, and a motivational speaker with two TEDx Talks to her credit (TEDxMosesBrownSchool: Taking Ownership; TEDxBarnardCollegeWomen: On Courage).
The cast includes Kevin Stevens, Heather Renner, Greg Prusiewicz, Skylar Schock, Nyssa Newman, Blake Spicer, Luke Halferty, Ryan Ruckman, Justin James, Alex Olsen, Jacob Noble, Linsey Lewis, and Autumn Simone Morgan.
$25 - All Seats
Discounted tickets ($22.50) available for seniors, military members, the disabled, and UNLV faculty, staff, and alumni. Students may get one $10 ticket with identification.
UNLV Performing Arts Center patrons are welcome to park in the Cottage Grove Parking Garage. Parking is free after 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday, after 1 p.m. Friday, and all weekend. Visit UNLV Parking and Transportation Services for more information.
About the UNLV College of Fine Arts
The UNLV College of Fine Arts, one of the nation's largest fine arts colleges, boldly launches visionaries who transform the global community through collaboration, scholarship, and innovation. Established in 1992, the UNLV CFA encompasses the departments of art, dance, film, theatre, the School of Music, School of Architecture, Entertainment Engineering & Design, and is home to the Performing Arts Center, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, and Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. We illuminate the power of the arts amidst breathtaking advancements in science and technology. In doing so, we are creating a global destination at the forefront of transforming arts and design. To accomplish this, we encourage agency, inventiveness, problem-solving, and big-idea thinking in our students, faculty, and staff. We make education relevant through evolving curriculum and effective learning outcomes.