Shakespeare’s beloved comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells the tale of four young Athenians caught in a love quadrangle. One of the Bard’s most popular works, the play is full of magic, fairies, misunderstanding, thespians, and, of course, love. If it’s been awhile since your last encounter with Shakespeare, this is a fantastic, family-friendly production to reintroduce yourself and to support a centerpiece of Santa Cruz community theater. Now in its third year as an independent nonprofit and with more than $1 million raised for a new outdoor theater, the future for Santa Cruz Shakespeare looks bright, indeed.
INFO: Through Aug. 28. Grove at DeLaveaga Park, 501 Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz. $16-$52. 460-6399. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 28 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the play.