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Not Your Mother's Shakespeare: CTE Presents a Risqué Midsummer Night's Dream

Central Theatre Ensemble's take on Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream is at times more bawd than bard. Based on the traditional play that follows the light-hearted antics of four young Athenian lovers, and the good-natured pranks played by the fairies on a group of amateur actors, this is a mature interpretation of the classic.*

The play, directed by Matthieu Chapman, Central Washington University professor of Theatre Studies, will be held 7:30 p.m., May 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20 at the Clymer Grand Ballroom, on the second floor of the Clymer Museum in historic downtown Ellensburg. There will also be two matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on May 14 and 21, also at the Clymer.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors, $10 for those under 18, and $8 for CWU students with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 509-963-1429. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Wildcat Shop Customer Service at the Student Union and Recreation Building. Advanced purchase is recommended.

*Some material is unsuitable for children under 17, and the production includes language and situations some patrons may consider offensive.

Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,
May 11, 2017

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