BRUNSWICK — The Theater Project’s multi-generational production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens March 23 at 14 School St.

The play runs for two weekends, March 23 to 25 and March 30 to April 1. Curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

This marks The Theater Project’s third production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

“It’s hard to resist,” director Al Miller said in a release. “It’s all about love, even more so than ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and Shakespeare shows the different faces of love: young love, love between two heroic warriors and love in the fairy kingdom. In addition, like folklorists before and after him, Shakespeare creates a magical world in the night forest, a world both very different from and quite the same as the day world of humans in town.”

Featured in leading roles are Theater Project veterans Craig Ela and Carrie Bell-Hoerth as the king and queen of the fairies, and newcomer Elsje Schipper as the mischievous Puck.

Kristen Estabrook, Charlotte Crosby, Garret LeRoy and Portland actor Jesse Leighton portray the four young lovers. Toby Tarpinian, who was last on the Theater Project’s stage 25 years ago, and Brunswick High senior Sam Katz play Bottom and Quince, respectively.

“It’s a delightful challenge to work with adults and high school actors to produce this play,” Miller said. “The maturity, energy and imagination they come up with will fuel our production.”

All tickets are Pay-What-You-Want, and are available online at or by calling 729-8584.

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