Rob McLaughlin and Debbie Patterson in a 2006 performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Allen Fraser)
Shakespeare in the Ruins is set to explore a new neighbourhood.
Next week, Shakespeare in Central Park will present six free performances of A Stripped-Down Midsummer Night's Dream around the park's historic Waddell Fountain.
The company's office is close to the site, and staff have watched its transformation.
"The newly renovated Central Park has been instrumental in revitalizing Winnipeg's core area," says Matthew Moreau, SIR's General Manager.
"It has been inspiring to see this neighbourhood transform from being dangerous to now being packed with families engaged in a wide variety of activities. SIR wants to add one more thing to do in this wonderfully revitalized park."
The play has been adapted from Shakespeare's original by local playwright Deb Patterson and the company is celebrating its 20th anniversary by bringing the production to downtown residents.
A Stripped-Down Midsummer Night's Dream will take place in Central Park with two shows daily from August 22 to 24 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m..
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