Delaware State University to produce A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare featuring original raps performed by Spoken Word Artists United (SWAU)

(Dover, DE)- November 17th at 2:30, and November 18th and 19th at 7:30PM Delaware State University theater students will perform a modernized adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, one of the bard’s most beloved plays.  This comedy has it all: young love gone awry, the mischief of magical fairies, and hapless actor-wannabees making fools of themselves. What’s more, the Theatre program has enlisted the musical talents of SWAU to perform original raps that summarize and clarify the important plot points of this engaging show, making the play accessible for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. A truly unique juxtaposition of Shakespeare’s language and modern performance art, this drama brings Shakespeare into the twenty-first century.

The show features many talented students, including Anthony McIver as Lysander, Adrian Hospedale as Demetrius, Jasmine Walker as Hermia, Moala Bannavti as Helena, Jaren Jamijon as Puck, Raven Wainwright as Titania, and Jaquan Romeo as Oberon.

The show is directed by Dr. Amanda Anderson.  General Admission is $5.00. On Thursday, November 17th, toiletry items will be accepted and donated to The Shepard’s Place Homeless Shelter for Women and Children. The show is free to DSU students, with ID.

Visit the show site to find out more.