Current Production

Pegasus Theater Company is pleased to present William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream as the inaugural performance at the newly-opened Riverkeeper Stewardship Park in downtown Guerneville.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Jake Hamlin as Puck
in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Photograph by Al Christenson

Yes, it's in iambic pentameter (incidentally, so is your heartbeat). It also uses archaic language and everybody knows that there may be jokes that only an English teacher could love. Nobody, though, really needs this play translated; we all instinctually understand what deep meaning it has: Namely, sex. It is a play about choosing who we want to have sex with and when.

The play is also about flaunting your disrespect for autocratic authority and taking whatever path you want regardless of the risks. Sometimes there are happy endings, and sometimes you end up looking like an ass. Just ask Titania and Bottom.

While in Shakespeare's day men would have played all the roles of women, we have cast all women in the roles of the two sets of young lovers. This, happily, has turned the play into a joyous celebration of the Supreme Court’s recent recognition of the fundamental right of gays and lesbians to marry.

There will be 12 performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, all starting at 6 p.m., beginning August 7 and running through August 30.

To make the play affordable by all, we are asking for donations only to help pay the expenses of producing the play. But if you can help pay the expenses by donating in advance on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo.com, your advance donation will guarantee you one of the best seats in the house for the performance date you choose. Donate now at igg.me/at/PegasusTheater.

We won’t be taking any other reservations for this show. It will be first come, first served, with the gate opening at 5 p.m. Other than wheelchair seating, all seating is on concrete benches. Reserved seats will be provided with a cushy pillow and a backrest. We recommend that all others bring a cushion for the concrete benches. Bringing a warm wrap in case the fog rolls in is recommended.

The Riverkeeper Park is located between the Sonoma Nesting Company and the footbridge over the river. A map and parking suggestions are here.

The Heck Foundation

We thank The Heck Foundation for its generous donation to help pay expenses for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.