Downtown Springfield Association
The Traveling Symphony: A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Traveling Symphony: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

April, 6 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Park Central Square Springfield, MO 65806


The OTC Fine Arts Department presents

The Traveling Symphony presenting, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare


Production concept Inspired by the 2018 Big Read, Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven


Twenty years after a major pandemic has decimated the world population–a world devoid of technology and industry–a group of nomadic performers struggle to keep civilization alive by performing classical music and theatre to settlers in a new dark age… because “survival is insufficient.”


The Traveling Symphony’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is an outdoor, immersive theatre event in which a group of performers will present Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream in several outdoor spaces around Springfield. The production concept is inspired by this year’s “Big Read,” Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. Audiences, cast as post-apocalyptic survivors in the world of Station Eleven, will be entertained by William Shakespeare’s classic comedy from within a Traveling Symphony encampment.


The show will open Friday April 6, and will run each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (except April 15) throughout April.

Venues and Dates vary: Please see link/ number/email provided for more information.

Ms. Mandel will speak on Thursday, April 12 at the Library Center. The Traveling Symphony will perform a 45-minute showcase before Ms. Mandel speaks at this engagement.


*This show is FREE and open to the public.

*A $3 venue charge will be required for the performance dates of April 20, 21, 22.