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May 30, 2024

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Woodbury Modernizes “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

The modernized Shakespearean tale runs at the Wilma Adams Theatre in Woodbury Sept. 22 through Oct. 7.

You’ve probably seen William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but not like this! Come out to the Arts Center of Cannon County’s Wilma Adams Theatre (1424 John Bragg Highway, Woodbury) for a fresh take on the timeless classic.

The modernized retelling (now playing in the round!) runs Friday, September 22 through Saturday, October 7. Hit songs you know and love modernize this classic Shakespearean tale from artists like Beyonce, Queen, Outkast and more.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Summary

A story of order and disorder, reality and appearance and love and marriage. Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons are to be married and great celebrations are planned. Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen. Based on the Shakespearean classic.

Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets for adults start at $15 and are currently on sale at or by calling 615-563-2787.



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.