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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theatre meetup - no reading required!)

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Please join us for our first theatre event, enjoying one of the fantasy genre's greatest classics! We'll be attending the Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Ethan McSweeny (The Merchant of Venice, The Persians). The Shakespeare Theatre Company is one of Washington's artistic treasures, winner of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, and the theatre is located on the border of 2 of Washington's most fun neighborhoods.

From STC:

Spend your holiday dreaming under the light of the Fairyland moon, with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mismatched lovers Hermia, Lysander, Demetrius and Helena encounter a supernatural squabble that will alter their destinies forever. Will mischievous Puck create harmony or cacophony within the forest? Love, magic and wonder fill the air as dreams blend with reality in this must-see Shakespeare classic. Ethan McSweeny returns after last season’s Much Ado About Nothing, hailed as “feel-good holiday fare” by The Washingtonian.

You are more than welcome to invite guests to join us for this event. In order to secure our group reservation for this event, we do require payment in advance (you can use your Paypal account or a credit or debit card). We will not be able to offer refunds, but if you find yourself unable to attend you may transfer your ticket to someone else up until midnight November 29 (2 days prior).

STC has granted us an extension to buy tickets until November 16. Tickets will cost $49.74 per ticket (34% off standard price). Please be sure to note that you must arrive on time in order to receive your ticket, and please be sure to comply with theatre etiquette (http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/info/visit/theatre-etiquette). The actual showtime will start at 2pm, but please arrive no later than 1:30pm to allow us to distribute tickets and get settled before the show. The theatre does offer a concessions booth. Sidney Harman Hall is located across the street from the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro station on the Red line. There are also several parking garages near the theatre (http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/info/visit/finding-us/parking).

We will hold a post-show dinner meetup at Rosa Mexicano next door. Please RSVP separately for Dinner in the City (no reading required!) (http://www.meetup.com/SFFBookClub/events/89537372/).

*This is an open event, and guests and friends are welcome, but if you drop out without transferring your ticket(s) to another or if you no-show, you will not receive a refund for your ticket. The only case in which tickets will be refunded are if the performance is canceled by the theatre, or if we are unable to secure more than 15 RSVPs by October 1st. Additionally, since we are making a contractual commitment to STC, if you no-show (including arriving too late to pick up your ticket), you will be prohibited from attending any in-home meetups or special events for 3 months.. Please make sure to keep your RSVP updated and accurate, and if you need to drop out of the event, please let us know at least 72 hours in advance of the event (1pm on Wednesday November 28) in order to avoid being counted as a no-show. Thank you for your cooperation.