Midsummer Night's Reverie

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Midsummer Night's Reverie says
Athens is a world ruled by law, but deep in the woods, the only law is attraction. Four young lovers get caught up in the kinky follies of a warring Faerie King and Queen, and find themselves suddenly much more sexually free than they were before. Love moves toward love in Sinner Saint Burlesque’s new interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic. Pairing a queer twist using Shakespeare’s text with spectacular costuming and ecdysiastic pageantry, you too will fall under the spell of this erotic lucid dream.

As fondly as we all recall it, the truth is that Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic comedy mired in patriarchal, sex-negative, heteronormative, and racist values. Sinner Saint’s progressive mission is to create work which serves to model a world in which old systems of power are replaced by body-positivity, sexual freedom, and gender/racial equity and justice. Reclaiming this story as one that adopts the values and humor of a modern feminist dance collective breaks through foundational artistic institutions. This production is groundbreaking in it’s treatment of the script as the lovers’ plot is rearranged to allow for a wider breadth of sexuality.

Dates: August 3rd – 6th
Times: Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm; Saturday Late night Doors 10pm
Tickets: Price: $25 and up
Venue: Rendezvous The Jewelbox Box
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By: Sinner Saint Burlesque