This summer's Shake It Up Shakespeare Youth Ensemble production puts a new spin on the Bard's wonderful and magical play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Adapted and directed by LWT Director of Education Annie DiMartino, the play features contemporary tunes and oldies, as they tell the story of mischief and love. Performances run Thu., Aug. 23 through Sat. Sat., Aug. 25 at 8 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sun., Aug. 26.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Aug. 23-26, $10, Long Wharf Theatre, Stage II, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven, (203) 727-4282, longwharf.org.