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Shakespeare's Dream with new sounds at Franklin Stage Company
Shakespeare's Dream with new sounds at Franklin Stage Company
Shakespeare's <i>Dream</i> with new sounds at Franklin Stage Company
Sound Designer Charlie Bremer and Director David Bridel speak with WSKG's Bill Snyder A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare

directed by David Bridel
Franklin Stage Company Chapel Hall
25 Institute Street
Franklin, NY

July 18 thru August 12
Weds - Saturday at 8pm
Sunday Matinees at 5pm
Special Saturday Matinee July 28 at 2pm

Admission to Franklin Stage productions is free.
Reservations are strongly recommended.
Call 607-829-3700 or email

"On a slight groundwork of reality, imagination spins and weaves new patterns made up of memories, experiences, unfettered fancies, absurdities, and improvisations…"
--August Strindberg

In collaboration with renowned audio-artist and Otego resident Charles Bremer, FSC brings you an unforgettable rendering of Shakespeare's most popular comedy.

Director David Bridel writes: "While A Midsummer Night's Dream is eventually a joyous play, it is easily forgotten (or overlooked) that at its beginning, the forest has been ruined by the petty arguments between Oberon and Titania:

The fold stands empty in the drowned field
And crows are fatted with the murrain flock
The nine men's morris is filled up with mud.

"Charlie Bremer's work in the field of sound design, especially as it relates to the elements, seems to be an ideal fit for a play that takes us deep into the heart of this desolate forest. His instruments, especially those based on the movement of water and the movement of wind, will conjure up a strange and unsettling atmosphere that precisely complements the 'natural discord' of Shakespeare's eerily prophetic countryside."