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Fox Lane Students Present 'Dream 70' Remake Of Shakespearian Play

Fox Lane High School students do a rehearsal for "Dream 70" a remake of William Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" that is set in 1970.
Fox Lane High School students do a rehearsal for "Dream 70" a remake of William Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" that is set in 1970. Photo Credit: Fox Lane High School/screen shot

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Fox Lane High School students will be performing in three renditions of "Dream 70," a remake of William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

The remake takes the plot of the original play and sets it in 1970, in Athens, Georgia.

"In this updated version of the classic comedy, we find the teenage Susan Egeus running away from Athens with her boyfriend Moses Lysander in order to avoid marrying Donald Demetruis, the suitor her father has chosen for her," a preview for the play notes. "But when Donald follows the happy couple into the woods, trailed by his obsessed ex-girlfriend Deborah, things take an unexpected turn. Confusion and hilarity ensue as the four mortals stumble into the world of the fairies and find their feelings redirected by a magical love flower. Throw in a beatnik poet who gets transformed into a donkey, a group of hippie protestors plotting to crash the mayor’s wedding reception, a deceitful secretary, and a toe-tapping rock-country-blues musical score and you have the recipe for one fun night of theater."

The renditions are scheduled for Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m. They will be held at the high school's Mary Lou Meese Theater.

Tickets, which are not available in advance of the performance dates, are $15 for students and $20 for adults.

More information about the performance, including a cast list and video preview, can be found here.

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