Offensive Shadows

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By Paul Dunn
Directed by Michael Shamata

Presented in the SummerWorks Festival

August 2–12, 2007

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A critical and popular smash (it won the NOW Magazine Audience Choice Award), Paul Dunn’s sexy and darkly comic contemporary sequel to A Midsummer Night’s Dream explores what happens when Demetrius, Helena, Hermia and Lysander finally wake up.

Artfully blending the romantic heart of Shakespeare’s classic with a modern sensibility, Dunn (High-Gravel-Blind for the Stratford Festival and BOYS for Theatre Direct Canada) uses an edgy mix of humour and pathos to explore an uncertain future, where magic can’t always save the day.

Featuring a critically acclaimed cast, and expertly directed by Michael Shamata, Offensive Shadows delighted Shakespeare novices and aficionados alike. NOW Magazine’s SummerWorks 2007 wrap-up listed Offensive Shadows among the Outstanding New Plays, Productions and Ensembles of the festival.

Winner of the SummerWorks 2007 NOW Magazine Audience Choice Award