A Midsummer Night's Dream by the Weird Sisters Women's Theater CollectiveThanks to everyone who attended! We had a fabulous time with this play.

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

Austin’s favorite all-woman troupe is back for their seventh annual production, keeping Shakespeare weird with a modern rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Austin Lovers Hermia and Lysandra long to don their wedding dresses and make a lifetime commitment to one another, but Hermia’s father Egeus implores Republican governor Theseus to throw the book at the same-sex couple to make room for his preferred son-in-law Demetrius, who is in turn lusted after by the lovely and lovelorn Helena.

The four skip town, seeking solace in the hill country woods, but even their high quality R.E.I. gear can’t keep them safe from the machinations of the meddling Puck and the fairy courts of Oberon and Titania. Join the Weird Sisters Women’s Theater Collective from August 18-21 and 25-27 in this whimsically relevant take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.

When: Played August 18-21 and 25-27, 2011

Where: Center Stage Texas – 2826 Real Street – Austin, TX 78722

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Press:

Review by Michael Meigs at AustinLiveTheater.com

Moved to Texas with an all-female cast, the Bard’s comedy is a summer escape

‘Weird Sisters’ Reinvent the Bard, Women Only

Keeping it Weird: Sisters Take on Midsummer

Weird Sisters’ Fresh Take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Carnival ah!A divine collaboration spearheaded by Rae Petersen, The Weird Sisters join forces with the Paradox Players at ACC’s Carnival ah! The 2010 theme is Process, Protest, Progress!

Come visit our table from 10am til 2pm on Wednesday April 21st, 2010 in the carnival tents at ACC Rio Grande Campus

Tuesday, April 20th – Thursday April 22nd: ACC’s artists and academics get out of the classroom and onto the grounds of the ACC Rio Grande Campus! Dancers, writers, actors, musicians, philosophers, sculptors, painters, and Earth Day worshippers, offer a multitude of voices, performances, discussions, interactive art installations, master classes, and creative encounters for visitors to partake in or just plain ole watch! A Few Highlights include:

  • The ACC Student Art Sale
  • Sunset Student Dance Performance Series
  • “Deafia,” a musical exploring deaf culture in a hearing society
  • Larry D. Thomas, 2008 Poet Laureate of Texas
  • Earth Day Interactive Art Installation and Dance Celebration
  • Creative Writing Performances
  • Explorations of Aristophanes and Machiavelli
  • Stage Movement with Austin Jugglers
  • Moby Dick: The Rock Opera
  • LIVE Action Painting Demonstration
  • Foreign Languages Variety Show
  • Austin Taiko Drummers

The mission of ah! is to inspire, encourage, and support existing and new academic and artistic collaboration among the seven individual departments of the Arts and Humanities Division (Art, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Humanities & Religion), and with other creative departments in the college and the Austin Community.

Join us at ACC Rio Grande Campus for free live Music, Theatre, Art, Dance, Film, Discourse…and fun! Sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Division.

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Chris Humphrey, one of our sisters, is busy! So don’t wait for our summer performance to get a taste of the Weirds, check out the links below!

You can read more about Chris at www.chrishumphrey.org and www.myspace.com/musicbyhumpy.

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