Shakespeare’s tale of mismatched lovers and tomfoolery in the forest is certainly his most beloved comedy. The highly requested show is back at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, staged by longtime company member Jeremy Dubin. He calls it “a near perfect comedy, full of delight, joy, whimsy, frivolity and fun — with just a pinch of impertinence.” Dubin adds, “The eclectic populace of its capricious world runs the gamut from royalty to a lowly, semi-literate joiner, with the unlikely name of Snug.
Dubin has relocated the story from ancient Greece to a Jazz-inspired forest in 1940s America. The show uses original music by resident sound designer Doug Borntrager and choreography by Brittany Kugler. Veteran actor Nick Rose plays Nick Bottom, the weaver who makes an ass of himself.
Through April 21; tickets are $22-$32. 719 Race St., Downtown, 513-381-2273, cincyshakes.com.