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A Midsummer Night's Dream
UVA Wise Theater Division

Blue to Cream Gradient

April 25-27th, 2024

7:00 p.m.

April 28th, 2024

2:00 p.m.

Gilliam Center for the Arts Black Box Theater

The University of Virginia's College at Wise

1 College Ave, Wise, VA 24293

Tickets: $10 at the door

UVA Wise Students, Staff, and Faculty and Pro-Art Season Ticket Holders are Free to Attend!

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare stages the workings of love as residents of Athens mix with fairies from a local forest with comic results. In the city, Theseus, Duke of Athens, is to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Bottom the weaver and his friends rehearse in the woods a play they hope to stage for the wedding celebrations.


In the woods outside Theseus’s Athens, two young men and two young women sort themselves out into couples—but not before they form first one love triangle, and then another. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck the fairy helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen.


Revel in a story of order and disorder, reality and appearance, and love and marriage in one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.

Pro-Art partners with a variety of venues, therefore individuals with mobility issues or general questions are encouraged to call (276) 376-4520 or email the Pro-Art office at For evolving conditions related to weather cancellations, or similar unforeseen circumstances, patrons are encouraged to check for up-to-date information. 


Pro-Art is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the C. Bascom Slemp Foundation, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Mountain Empire Community College, the Columbus Phipps Foundation, and the Lee County Community Foundation.

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