Midsummer (abridged)

Midsummer (abridged) adapted by Larry Nehring

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Productions (30)
Comedy
|
40 - 55 minutes
2 W, 2 M,  (4-8 actors possible: 0-4 W, 0-4 M)
Set: Simple set.

William Shakespeare's classic comedy unfolds fast and furiously in this abridged one-act version, trimmed to the story's very essence. When Hermia and Lysander decide to elope, Demetrius, who is also in love with Hermia, follows with his girlfriend, Helena. But a magical interference by the king and queen of the fairies results in hysterical mixed-up pairings. In the end, all the couples are brought back together for a happy ending, complete with a final performance by Peter Quince and his company of players.

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $55
Standard Edition $10.99
Stage Manager Edition $24.99
Live/Video Archival License $75

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Play Details

William Shakespeare's classic comedy unfolds fast and furiously in this abridged one-act version, trimmed to the story's very essence. When Hermia and Lysander decide to elope, Demetrius, who is also in love with Hermia, follows with his girlfriend, Helena. But a magical interference by the king and queen of the fairies results in hysterical mixed-up pairings. In the end, all the couples are brought back together for a happy ending, complete with a final performance by Peter Quince and his company of players.

  • Comedy
  • |
  • 40 - 55 minutes
  • 2 W, 2 M,  (4-8 actors possible: 0-4 W, 0-4 M)
  • Set: Simple set.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-648-0

Production History

MAR 01, 2022 - MAR 01, 2022
Basha High School
Chandler, AZ United States
Basha High School Chandler, AZ United States
DEC 10, 2021 - DEC 10, 2021
Steele HS
Canyon Lake, TX United States
Steele HS Canyon Lake, TX United States
NOV 05, 2021 - NOV 14, 2021
Father Lopez Catholic High School
Daytona Beach, FL United States
Father Lopez Catholic High School Daytona Beach, FL United States
AUG 06, 2021 - AUG 06, 2021
The Harker School
San Jose, CA United States
The Harker School San Jose, CA United States
MAY 21, 2021 - MAY 22, 2021
Jim Elliot Christian High School
Lodi, CA United States
Jim Elliot Christian High School Lodi, CA United States
APR 22, 2021 - APR 22, 2021
Trinity Classical School
Houston, TX United States
Trinity Classical School Houston, TX United States
MAR 19, 2021 - MAR 20, 2021
Barrington Christian Academy
Barrington, RI United States
Barrington Christian Academy Barrington, RI United States
JAN 21, 2021 - FEB 16, 2021
Olivet High School Theatre
Olivet, MI United States
Olivet High School Theatre Olivet, MI United States
NOV 12, 2020 - NOV 15, 2020
Alliance for the Arts
Fort Myers, FL United States
Alliance for the Arts Fort Myers, FL United States
MAR 20, 2020 - MAR 20, 2020
Saint John Paul The Great Catholic High School
Dumfries, VA United States
Saint John Paul The Great Catholic High School Dumfries, VA United States
AUG 03, 2019 - AUG 03, 2019
The Butler Did It Players
Henderson, NY United States
The Butler Did It Players Henderson, NY United States
APR 04, 2019 - APR 13, 2019
William Carey University
Hattiesburg, MS United States
William Carey University Hattiesburg, MS United States
MAR 21, 2019 - MAR 22, 2019
Western School Of Technology And Environmental Science Attn: Tracey Osborne
Catonsville, MD United States
Western School Of Technology And Environmental Science Attn: Tracey Osborne Catonsville, MD United States
APR 01, 2018 - MAY 31, 2018
The Einstein School
Plano, TX United States
The Einstein School Plano, TX United States
NOV 10, 2017 - NOV 12, 2017
Evergreen Players
Evergreen, CO United States
Evergreen Players Evergreen, CO United States
JUL 29, 2017 - JUL 30, 2017
Garrison Players
Rollinsford, NH United States
Garrison Players Rollinsford, NH United States
FEB 11, 2017 - FEB 11, 2017
F.A.I.T.H Center For The Arts
Chester, NJ United States
F.A.I.T.H Center For The Arts Chester, NJ United States
JUN 03, 2016 - JUN 04, 2016
Lake Washington Girls Middle School
Seattle, WA United States
Lake Washington Girls Middle School Seattle, WA United States
MAY 19, 2016 - MAY 19, 2016
Basha High School
Chandler, AZ United States
Basha High School Chandler, AZ United States
APR 21, 2016 - APR 21, 2016
Durham Academy
Durham, NC United States
Durham Academy Durham, NC United States
FEB 04, 2016 - FEB 04, 2016
Chelsea High School
Chelsea, AL United States
Chelsea High School Chelsea, AL United States
FEB 04, 2016 - FEB 04, 2016
Chelsea High School
Chelsea, AL United States
Chelsea High School Chelsea, AL United States
MAY 08, 2015 - MAY 08, 2015
Gulf Middle School
Cape Coral, FL United States
Gulf Middle School Cape Coral, FL United States
APR 11, 2014 - APR 11, 2014
Pearl River Central HIgh School
Carriere, MS United States
Pearl River Central HIgh School Carriere, MS United States
SEP 20, 2013 - SEP 22, 2013
Chickspeare
Charlotte, NC United States
Chickspeare Charlotte, NC United States
APR 23, 2013 - APR 25, 2013
Brevard Community College
Cocoa, FL United States
Brevard Community College Cocoa, FL United States
NOV 17, 2012 - NOV 17, 2012
Geneva School Of Boerne
Boerne, TX United States
Geneva School Of Boerne Boerne, TX United States
MAR 03, 2012 - MAR 03, 2012
Sheldon School For Performing Arts
Red Wing, MN United States
Sheldon School For Performing Arts Red Wing, MN United States
MAY 20, 2011 - MAY 21, 2011
South Gallia High School
Crown City, OH United States
South Gallia High School Crown City, OH United States
DEC 31, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
Cleveland, OH United States
Cleveland Shakespeare Festival Cleveland, OH United States
No upcoming productions.
DEC 31, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
Cleveland, OH United States
Cleveland Shakespeare Festival Cleveland, OH United States