Julie Taymor's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to Screen in Cinemas

by BroadwayHD on May 28th, 2015 in Stage Productions

May 28, 2015

Julie Taymor's critically-acclaimed "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will screen in select U.S. movie theaters on June 22, 2015 via Fathom Events. This unique production of the Shakespeare classic was performed Off-Broadway in 2014 at the Theatre For A New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, New York. The filmed production went on to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Julie Taymor (The Lion King), this immersive show featured Tina Benko, David Harewood, and Kathryn Hunter.

For exact screening locations and showtimes, visit www.FathomEvents.com.


A Midsummer Night's Dream is the most phantasmagorical of all Shakespeare's plays, featuring fairies, spells, and hallucinatory lovers. Julie Taymor turns out a production that's visually breathtaking, funny, sexy and darkly poetic. The feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the center of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of this beloved tale.