Dear Germ Readers,
Happy May! Spring is my favorite time of year, and I’m happy that we’re welcoming it with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I’ve always loved the magic and mayhem that the play brings, because it reminds me of the mischief of summer.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s more famous comedies, and it’s a whimsical play that’s just as fun to see performed as it is to read. I’ve always loved seeing plays—not quite as much as I love reading, but close. There’s something transformative about watching how the actors interpret the meaning of the play, as well as the setting, that can change how you see it. Last summer, I watched a different Shakespeare play at the Museum of Fine Arts in their gorgeous outdoor courtyard, and it was very different from seeing a Shakespeare play performed on stage indoors.
May is a great time to embrace your whimsical wishes for the summer, and dream a little more magically. Embrace A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a play that pokes fun at the idea that you need to embrace a dreamer’s viewpoint in order to enjoy the theatre (and to enjoy reading, too). If you dare to let yourself believe in the impossible, you might be surprised at what you find.