'A Midsummer Night's Dream' turns steampunk at the Flowertown Theatre

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Summerville's Flowertown Theatre has a new take on Shakespeare's classic play: steampunk.

For those of you that don't know, steampunk is a style that combines the Victorian steam power culture with high-tech elements. Director Sean Lakey decided that Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream needed a fresh twist--something that audiences hadn't seen before. And he accomplished this by adding a largely steampunk element to the scenery, costumes, and characters.

Come see A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Flowertown Players' Historic James F. Dean Theatre, 133 South Main Street, on the following dates:

  • Friday, March 18th, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 18th, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 20th, 2 p.m.
  • Monday, March 21st, 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 22nd, 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 23rd, 2 p.m.

Ticket prices are: $20 for adults, $17 for military/seniors, and $15 for students. They can be purchased at the Flowertown Players' website; visit it here

Charleston City Paper has more in-depth information about the production; read it here.