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Through Oct. 5: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Tacoma Little Theatre

Bottom and Titania: Michael J. Griswold and Nicole Lockett in TLT's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Photo credit: DK Photography

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First off, it's A Midsummer Night's Dream, not Midsummer's or Midsummers. Er, not that you would know anyone who doesn't actually know the correct way to say the title of this particular Shakespeare comedy. Secondly, Shakespeare can be a bit inaccessible for the average Joe and many a community theater company has butchered it so badly as to make the audience loathe ever catching another production of The Bard's works. So leave it to director Suzy Wilhoft and Tacoma Little Theatre to open their 2014/2015 season with something that could go so, so wrong. Fortunately it doesn't and the audience is presented a modest start and a whiz-bang finish.

Read Joann Varnell's full review of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Music & Culture section.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 5, Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma, $15-$22, 253.272.2481

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