Chautauqua Theatre Company Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Panzarella Island

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The Jamestown Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department

The Jamestown Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department and the Chautauqua Theatre Company will present a free production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Panzarella Island on the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk. The production, directed by Chautauqua Theatre Company’s Sarah Elizabeth Wansley, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13th. The production is part of Chautauqua Theatre Company’s Free Will: Chautauqua Shakespeare in the Park.

CTC Artistic Director Andrew Borba stated, “Chautauqua Theater Company’s contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy takes us to a modern city obsessed with achievement and productivity that has forgotten how to laugh.

When the city’s ruler (Theseus) has a stress dream and finds himself transformed into a fairy king, a journey through a dream forest brings music, love and laughter back to Athens.

The mischievous Puck, the tangled Lovers triangles and the harmonies of our fairies bring Shakespeare’s magical forest to life and remind us all of the power of love.”

Panzarella Island Park is located on the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk and can be accessed from the parking lot behind the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities on Steele Street or by crossing the western most pedestrian bridge from the northside of the Riverwalk.

Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or a blanket to sit on.

Parking for Panzarella Island on the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk can be found off Steele Street in the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Parking lot. There also is parking available at the former Friendly’s restaurant parking lot off South Main Street as well as in the area of West Second and Lafayette Streets. All have access to the Riverwalk.