Portland Actors Ensemble to Present Free Performance Saturday, July 19, 2014

GOLDENDALE, Wash., June 19, 2014) – Woodland fairies and sprites will wander the gardens at Maryhill Museum of Art on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 3 p.m. when the Portland Actors Ensemble presents a free performance of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The popular comedy follows the adventures of four young star-crossed lovers, a group of amateur actors, and a duke and a duchess, as they chance upon mischievous fairies and their elves in a magical forest. The production is part of the company’s annual Shakespeare-in-the-Parks series, which makes live theater accessible to a wide audience. This is the 45th season of Shakespeare-in-the-Parks.
Audience members are invited to bring their own seating – blankets or camp chairs – and can picnic on site. The Glass Onion restaurant, of Goldendale, WA, will serve local, organic fare, or audience members can bring their own picnic.
Prior to the performance, from 1 to 3 p.m., the museum will host Chalk it Up to Shakespeare, a free, family-friendly event with visitors invited to create a temporary masterpiece in sidewalk chalk.

The museum proper will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; youth 18 and under are offered free admission to the museum, with one paid adult admission, all day on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Shakespeare-in-the-Park’s presentation at Maryhill Museum of Art is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Art Dodd and Diane Plumridge.

NEWS RELEASE Media contact:
Colleen Schafroth, Executive Director
(509) 773-3733, colleen@maryhillmuseum.org