A Totally 80s Midsummer Night’s Dream

Washougal High School invites you to enjoy a contemporary twist on a 421-year-old classic: William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The Washougal High School Theater Arts Department is giving the play a totally awesome makeover by setting it in the 1980s. (Hint: there’s a reason they were called the Awesome 80s. IT’S BECAUSE THEY WERE AWESOME, DUDE.) See this radically righteous play in the comfort of the Washburn Performing Arts Center without ever gagging on a single spoon. It will be, like, so rad.

Don’t know that plot? Whatever! It’s totally simple: Lysander loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius, and Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. Egeus, Hermia’s father, prefers Demetrius as a suitor, and enlists the aid of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to enforce his wishes upon his daughter. There’s also a guy named Bottom who looks like a donkey, lots of fairies, a beautiful fairy queen and powerful fairy king, and a mischievous supernatural creature called Puck who wishes to make amends. See? CRYSTAL CLEAR.

Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 10, 11, 17, and 18. All performances are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, available at the door. The Washburn Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Washougal High School, at 1201 39th St. in Washougal.

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