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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Bristol Old Vic with Handspring Puppet Company

Visions and Voices

Bristol Old Vic and South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company take on Shakespeare’sA Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is a ...Dream about love, transformation, survival and song, where a belief in the mystical presence of fairies is a magic lore encoded in the routines of a community living on the edge.
*This trip is for current USC students only. You must use the provided transportation to participate. Space is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP at the link above beginning Tuesday, March 11, at 9 a.m. Check-in for the event will begin at 5 p.m. on campus. Buses will depart at 5:45 p.m. and return to campus at 11 p.m. Dinner will be provided at check-in. 

Having last worked together on the internationally acclaimed War HorseBristol Old Vic’s artistic director, Tom Morris, and South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company reunite to begin a new journey. Shakespeare’s inexhaustible A Midsummer Night’s Dream unfurls in the wooded ambience of The Broad Stage, interweaving the lives of lovers, actors, friends, foes and fairies. This is a ...Dream about love, transformation, survival and song, where a belief in the mystical presence of fairies isn’t mere superstition, but a magic lore encoded in the routines of a community living on the edge. Trees, objects and tools all pulse and tingle with the possibility of existence in a world where—thanks to the magic of Handspring—all objects can come to life.