Midsummer is a very family-friendly show and one of Shakespeare's most loved and accessible comedies. It is a wonderful mash-up of three major story arcs that envelop The Royals, The Fairies, The Lovers and The Mechanicals. Each group and the characters within provide their unique perspective on life, love, happiness and society.

You will be thrilled by the antics of Puck.

You will be amazed by the beauty of Titania and the Fairies as well as the emotive dancing of the Syracuse City Ballet within the context of the show.

You will laugh until you split by the "rude mechanicals" who believe they are capable of putting on a play for the Duke and his bride, Hippolyta.

You will revel at the changes of fotune and love among the Lovers as they pine for each other and are tricked by the magic of Puck and Oberon.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is the most accessible Shakespeare show for people of all ages (and well behaved dogs on a leash). Bring a picnic and your favorite libation— or get great BBQ fare from the concession stand run by the Thornden Park Bulldogs including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, fries, soft drinks and Gannon's Isle Ice Cream.