A modern staging of the Shakespeare classic, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” will be performed at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9, at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. This version is set during 1960’s America – a nation in transition, in the real-world city of Athens, Georgia.

Serving today as a safe haven for queer and genderqueer persons, in the 60’s, Athens was full of tight-knit townsfolk in one of the most conservative towns in America. The setting transforms the faerie characters from fey spirits to queer and genderqueer aliens, whose interaction with conservative Athens fundamentally changes the city for the better. From the minds of Shakespeare veterans Rob Faucher and Hal St. Louis comes a night of love, magic, and robots unlike anything you’ve seen before. Brace yourselves to experience something otherworldly – the extraterrestrial universe just got a whole lot bigger in this fabulous frolic.

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees has been serving the Greater Maine region since 1936 offering an eclectic summer season of entertainment, featuring theatrical productions and comedies, family shows, concerts annually from June through early September. Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. Ticket prices include a $2 Heritage Fee that supports the ongoing restoration and improvements to Deertrees Theatre. For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email gail@deertrees.org, call 207-583-6747 or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook and Instagram.

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