A Midsummer Night's Dream

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Recommended for ages 8+.
Adapted and Directed by
David Catlin
Based on A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by
William Shakespeare

In a setting that even Shakespeare himself couldn’t have imagined, the Alliance Theatre will produce a whimsical, outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. In Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, two couples deal with love and all its complications – confusion, jealousy, and passion. Further hindering the couples on their way to happily ever after are a lively band of characters and challenging events, including a band of actors, wood sprites and elves, a botched love potion, and the wedding of a king! Directed by David Catlin, founding ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago.  

Buy A Midsummer Night's Dream as part of an Alliance Series package.  

 

Special Events

  • Flying Through the Flowers: A Midsummer Night's Dream in Nature

    Thu, Sep 13
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    Tasty bite-sized portions of delicious culture. FREE. Each lunchtime culture event pairs two Midtown Atlanta sites for a conversation, performance, or tour experience from a fresh perspective. Programs begin at 12 noon, are FREE, and last approximately 30 minutes with time to explore the venue after the program.

    SEP 13, 2018
    Flying Through the Flowers: A Midsummers Night’s Dream in Nature 
    Presented by the Alliance Theatre at the Atlanta Botanical Garden * (1345 Piedmont Ave NE) 
    Actors flip and fly through the flowers in Alliance Theater’s upcoming production of A Midsummers Night’s Dream. Join director David Seth Catlin as he discusses the artistic adventure of producing one of Shakespeare’s classics in the garden.
    * No outside food allowed at the Garden. Longleaf Restaurant has a quick serve counter.

    Lunch is not included with programs. Please visit Midtown dining options near each venue.

  • The Powerful Pomegranate: The Rich Tradition of this Popular Fruit

    Thu, Oct 11
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    Tasty bite-sized portions of delicious culture. FREE. Each lunchtime culture event pairs two Midtown Atlanta sites for a conversation, performance, or tour experience from a fresh perspective. Programs begin at 12 noon, are FREE, and last approximately 30 minutes with time to explore the venue after the program.

    OCT 11, 2018 
    The Powerful Pomegranate: The Rich Tradition of this Popular Fruit 
    Presented by the Breman Museum at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (1345 Piedmont Ave NE) 
    Rabbi Ari Kaiman of Congregation Shearith Israel shares a taste of the rich and beautiful history of this special fruit from biblical times until today. Join us for Pomegranate tasting and deseeding tips.
    * No outside food allowed at the Garden. Longleaf Restaurant has a quick serve counter.

    Lunch is not included with programs. Please visit Midtown dining options near each venue.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden, exterior photo

1345 Piedmont Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30309 Directions

The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.  Located in Midtown, its Atlanta campus hosts regular concerts and performances on its lawn, while its Gainesville location presents them in the Ivester Amphitheater.

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Atlanta Botanical Garden

Parking is available in a parking deck on site priced by length of stay. 0-30 minutes – Free. 31-60 minutes – $2. Each additional 30 minutes – $1. Maximum daily rate - $15.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Loca Luna

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550 Amsterdam Ave NE, #C
Atlanta, GA 30306

Longleaf Quick Café

Longleaf Quick Café
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Midtown MARTA Station

Atlanta Botanical Garden

1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

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1551 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

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"We are thrilled to have the Alliance Theatre present A Midsummer Night's Dream in the new Skyline Garden for their next season. I can't imagine a more magical and beautiful setting for one of Shakespeare's most creative and inspired works. The Alliance Theatre will bring it to life in our Garden with the Atlanta skyline shimmering in the background."
Mary Pat Matheson, President & CEO, Atlanta Botanical Garden

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