Arts After Hours brings Shakespearean magic to Lynn Woods

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Shows are free but reservations are strongly recommended.

Magic and mirth will fill Lynn Woods in Arts After Hours’ free production of Shakespeare’s fantastical play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, on July 29 at 7:00 pm and July 30, August 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 4:00 pm. Although free to attend, reservations are strongly encouraged since a maximum of 50 audience members can be accommodated for each performance. To reserve a ticket or for more details, visit or call 781-205-4010.

One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream revolves around four love-struck youths who must find their way through the forest and to each other, while overcoming the fairies’ love potions and tricks, and the will of the Duke.

Lynn Woods’ beauty will be on full display as audience members follow actors through a small area of the forest, accessible through the Woods’ Pennybrook Road entrance. Comfortable shoes are recommended, as light walking on uneven ground will occur throughout the production. Attendees are encouraged to come early and enjoy the woods. There are many areas suitable for a stroll, hike, or picnic.

“The fanciful, fairy-tale elements of A Midsummer Night’s Dream embrace the magic qualities of summer and the forest,” says Thomas Martin, who directs the play and serves as Arts After Hours’ artistic director. “We are delighted to bring Shakespeare’s spirited Athenian forest adventure to Lynn.”

The cast includes Rory Boyd, Cassie Foote, Cassandra Meyer, Lisa Burdick, Sarah Mass, Tim Strauhal, Laura Baronet, Nicolas Chuba, Michael Barry, Siobahn Carroll, and Sarah Milnamow.

“Please join us in this gem of the North Shore we call the Lynn Woods, as we go on a delightful romp through summer love and magic,” says Corey Jackson, managing director of Arts After Hours.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream marks Arts After Hours’ fifth annual Summer Shakespeare production, preceded by Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night.

To reserve complimentary tickets or learn more about the production, please visit, call 781-205-4010, or visit Arts After Hours’ Facebook page.

This production is supported in part by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council, a local agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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