DCCC to Host ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Jan. 30, 2013 – Davidson County Community College will soon give its students and the community a chance to experience the work of William Shakespeare with the NCShakes’ production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The event is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 4 in the Conference Center on the Davidson Campus.

Part of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, “Shakespeare to Go” brings a team of actors to perform edited versions of Shakespeare’s plays, making them accessible to younger audiences or for those being introduced to Shakespeare’s work for the first time.

The 60-minute production tells the tale surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens and the Queen of the Amazons. Classic characters such as Puck and Nick Bottom are included in this version of the play, said to be one of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies.

“We are excited to provide this opportunity for our students,” says Lynne Watts, director of Student Life and Leadership at DCCC. “This not only gives them a chance to learn and experience Shakespeare firsthand, but it also exposes them to the culture of theatre and the talented group of actors who perform with NCShakes. We encourage the community to come see this engaging performance.” 

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.