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A Midsummer Night’s Dream




Free (premium seating available in advance for $6)



This summer the talented teens of CTYP’s (Carousel Theatre for Young People) Teen Shakespeare Program bring one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays to the outdoor stage on Granville Island. A delightful tale about friendships, fairies, mischief and magic is a sure delight for all the family!

All is not well in the fairy world; Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of the fairies, have fallen out and Oberon asks his mischievous servant, Puck, to help play a trick on Titania. He asks Puck to collect a special flower, whose sap can make anyone fall in love with the first person they see. And so, when Titania awakes to discover a strange man with the head of a donkey, she instantly becomes besotted with him. Puck also uses the magical flower on a group of young friends, causing hilarious results.

The annual Teen Shakespeare Program stages outdoor, all-ages productions on beautiful Granville Island with a festival-style village, concession, and activities for the kids before the show and during intermission. Admission is FREE but seating is limited, with premium seating available in advance for $6 per seat.

Actor, director and theatre educator Mike Stack leads a cast of 18 teen actors, ages 13-18. A Midsummer Night’s Dream features program veterans Atticus Cseh as Bottom, and Bronwen Bente as Helena, along with Dalia Currie, Sofia Day, Alexandra Haagen, Amitai Heyl, Aijaz Karim, Pascale La Riviere, Lucy Layton, Jules Pante, Saige Mackenzie, Favour Onosemuode, Fiona Rocchi, Isabel Rose, Gus Setala-Gay, Maggie Stewart, Piper Trounce and Cynthia Wei.

Kayla Dunbar (Associate Instructor), Kiara Lawson (Costume Designer), and Ashley Noyes (Program Manager) complete the creative team.