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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

October 30 – November 18, 2018
(Opening night: Thursday, November 1)

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Patricia McGregor

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

Fall under the spell of Shakespeare’s most uproarious and popular comedy. Filled with magic, humor, music, and magnificent poetry, this dream unfolds in an enchanted forest where fairies play tricks on unsuspecting lovers, and bumbling actors are transformed beyond their wildest imaginings. Add to this a secret potion that grants love at first sight, and anything can—and does—happen! Globe for All is the centerpiece of The Old Globe’s commitment to creating public value by making theatre matter to more people. It tours free professional Shakespeare to community-based venues throughout San Diego County.



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Patricia McGregor
Patricia McGregor. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe.
Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe.

Cast and Creative


Patricia McGregor (Director, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) made her Old Globe debut in 2016 with the Globe for All Tour production of Measure for Measure. The New York Times has twice profiled her for her direction of world premieres. Her recent directing credits include the world premiere of Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole (also co-author, People’s Light), the world premiere of Good Grief (Center Theatre Group), Skeleton Crew (Geffen Playhouse), The Parchman Hour (Guthrie Theater), Hamlet (The Public Theater), Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout Theatre Company), brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Lincoln Center Theater), the world premiere of Stagger Lee (Dallas Theater Center), and the world premiere of Hurt Village (Signature Theatre Company). Her other credits include A Raisin in the Sun, The Winter’s Tale, Spunk, Adoration of the Old Woman, Blood Dazzler, Holding It Down, Four Electric Ghosts, Nothing Personal, and The House That Will Not Stand. She served as Tour Consultant on J. Cole’s world tour and will premiere a new piece at Brooklyn Academy of Music by composer Ted Hearne and poet Saul Williams. For several years she has directed the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway. She is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop and a co-founder of Angela’s Pulse with her sister, choreographer Paloma McGregor. She was also a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow at Yale School of Drama, where she also served as Artistic Director of the Yale Cabaret.