Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A Dream I'd Like to See

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Dir. Paul Barnes. Pioneer Theatre Company. Salt Lake City. February 2008.
I don’t think it’s just that my good friend Chris Gerson is playing Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream production currently being staged in Salt Lake City. That may be a big part of it (he’s a phenominal actor, after all), but I’m intrigued by the costumes I’ve seen. Check them out!

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