2017-18 Season

“Midsummer/SoCal” is the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” set on the boardwalk and beaches of modern day sunny California.  The story revolves around the impending marriage of the Governor of California, the love affairs of four hormonal beach-bound high school crushes, a lively crew of fairies ready to party, and the staff of the local beauty salon trying to put on a play (run by Patti Quince and Stylist Nikki Bottom). The night takes a magical turn when Oberon, King of the Fairies, and his impish sidekick, 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, constant confusion, and an iPhone-obsessed wood sprite.

Photos by Jay Binkly