Naught shall go ill on April 29, when the Classic Stage Company production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, starring Bebe Neuwirth and Christina Ricci, opens off-Broadway. Tony Speciale directs the production, which will run through May 20.
Joining Ricci as Hermia and Neuwirth as Hippolyta/Titania are Jordan Dean (Demetrius), Nick Gehlfuss (Lysander), David Greenspan (Flute/Fairy), Halley Wegryn Gross (Helena), Anthony Heald (Theseus/Oberon), Erin Hill (Starveling/Fairy), Chad Lindsey (Snout/Fairy), Taylor Mac (Egeus/Puck), James Patrick Nelson (Snug/Fairy), Steven Skybell (Bottom) and Rob Yang (Quince/Fairy).
Several stories interlock as the wedding day of Theseus, Duke of Athens and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons approaches. Four young Athenian lovers steal away into the forest while six amateur actors prepare a play for the upcoming nuptials, and both stumble into the realm of the fairies.
The production features scenic design by Mark Wendland, costumes by Andrea Lauer and original music and sound design by Christian Frederickson and Ryan Rumery.