June 25, 2018
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Penobscot Theatre Company and Bangor Ballet collaborate to present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ workshop and performance

BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Theatre Company’s Education Department and the Bangor Ballet will collaborate to facilitate a workshop and performance event Saturday, Nov. 9, based on the work of William Shakespeare.

Using an interdisciplinary approach, participants will have the opportunity to investigate “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as interpreted through theater and dance. The community is invited to attend a one-hour workshop with longtime Shakespeare in the Schools teaching artists Jasmine Ireland and Benjamin Layman to explore language, movement, interpretation and style in the context of Shakespearean performance. This will then be followed by a performance by the teaching artists as well as Bangor Ballet students presenting “Titania’s Dream.” PTC Director of Education Jasmine Ireland and Bangor Ballet Board President Christine Mihan will facilitate an audience question-and-answer session.

The workshop for ages 5 and up (children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult) is set for 4-5 p.m., followed by the performance, 5:30-7 p.m.

Registration is available for the entire event or for the performance only. Tickets for the event will go on sale October 8 and can be reserved by calling Penobscot Theatre Company at 942-3333 or visiting penobscottheatre.org. Tickets for the performance and the workshop are $25; performance only tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children under age 12.

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