‘Midsummer’ coming to WHS

ISHPEMING — “Lord what fools these mortals be!” All the fun, all the whimsy, all the insights, and pratfalls of Shakespeare’s most silly and inspired comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” are coming to Westwood High School this week.

The “black box” show kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Patriot Performing Arts Theatre and continues at the PPAT at 7 p.m. Thursday, with encore shows March 27 and March 28, also at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 in advance from WSC members or at the high school office. Tickets for groups of five or more persons are also available at $5 per seat on show nights.

“Midsummer is a rare Westwood black box production. It is intimate, magical, and teeming with eccentric characters created by our wildly interesting and creative troupe. Props to this dynamic, beautiful, and intriguing crew of humans; they tap us into what it means to be vibrant and alive,” company Director Jamie VanEnkevort, said in a news release.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream is already a terrific show in and of itself. The way that all of us have worked together, compromised, and communicated will make it even more terrific,” said student Director Faith Ross, who plays Hermia in the piece.

“Midsummers Is a show that combines the make believe world of fairies and that of Renaissance Europe in a perfect blend that leaves the audience wanting and needing more,” added student Director Matt Simons.