Princeton, NJ, April 3, 2013–Princeton Theological Seminary’s Department of Speech Communication in Ministry will present William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Thursday through Saturday, April 11 through 13 at 8:00 p.m., and on Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. The performance will be in the Gambrell Room of Scheide Hall on the Seminary campus at 64 Mercer Street in Princeton.

Director Robert Lanchester believes that Shakespeare’s play deals with very human issues. “We are all subject to our own desires,” he explains. “Where do these desires come from? Why do we fall in love with one, and not another? Must love be measured by its duration, or by its intensity? In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with one of his few original plots, Shakespeare tangles up five love stories, none of which ‘run smooth.’” 

The drama has been adapted for the stage by Lanchester, the Seminary’s assistant in speech. Seminary students make up the cast. The production is open to the public and free of charge, but seats are limited and must be reserved in advance. For reservations and/or information, contact Marija DiViaio at 609.497.7963.

Princeton Theological Seminary was founded in 1812, the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. It is the largest Presbyterian Seminary in the country, with more than 500 students in six graduate degree programs.

 

 

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