• Rani O'Brien



written and directed by Rani O'Brien

Broken to pieces from the classic comic tale by Shakespeare, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAMMACHINE is the story of life in the dystopian 2019 Verona - or Athens - or Gilead - or America, depending on how you look at it. We follow virile teenager Helena Baker as she navigates her place in (and out) of this world, the mechanicals as they put on the play “Alien Comic and Luna Macaroona,” and watch as the king and the queen of this dystopian dream land fight over ballot codes. Taking broken inspiration from Hamletmachine, SEAGULLMACHINE, pop idols, Shakespeare tragedies, dystopian TV shows, and Tom Murrin, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAMMACHINE asks: Can we love and live in the face of manipulation? Will off off off off off off off off off off off off (times infinity) Broadway productions ever be taken seriously? Can a can of Campbell’s tomato soup save the world?

Featuring Saturday Lawson, Julia Mack, Laura Menzie, Adam Munoz, Fenny Novyane, Danielle Ruth and Alejandro Valeriano de la Sen

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