Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love, magic and mayhem takes a contemporary turn with Red Herring’s production of Dream; a re-imaging of A Midsummer’s Night Dream. By using pop culture as its backdrop, and a multi-media, musical presentation of a play within a play, Red Herring has created a comedic fresh take on a favorite Shakespearean classic. A production not to be missed!
Dr. Martin Dysart, a dissatisfied and disaffected psychiatrist played by Verne Hendrick, is faced with a unique case when a young man named Alan is brought to him for treatment. Alan Strang, played by Mike Writtenberry, has blinded six horses, to the horror and surprise of his family. In his efforts to coax Alan out of his shell and treat him, Dr. Dysart begins to unravel the complex psychological puzzle of Alan’s obsessions. Underneath Alan’s complacent manner, Dr. Dysart discovers a fervent, passionate, almost religious power that has both the power to destroy Alan, and perhaps, to save the doctor himself. English playwright Sir Peter Shaffer’s international hit is a dazzling, complex, and thrilling look at passion, sex, religion, and sanity.