A Midsummer Night’s Dream Comes to Life


SCC drama and theatre students will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream over the next two weekends. The show stops at the Burlington Capitol Theater on April 8, 9, and 10 before traveling to the Keokuk Grand Theatre for performances on April 15 & 16.

SCC instructor Jodi Cook is directing the spring performance.

“After the last two years, we all need more joy and laughter in our lives,” Cook said. “Shakespeare’s writing is a gift for the students and public to unwrap and experience.”

A Midsummer Night's Dream is considered Shakespeare's most popular play both in the United States and abroad. The comedy follows two couples who tackle whimsical obstacles with love on their way to a wedding.  

“The audience will appreciate that we stayed true to Shakespeare and added some fun surprises that will leave all age groups smiling,” Cook shared, adding, “The cast has worked very hard to put this performance together. I’m extremely proud of all of them.”

Performance details are as follows:

Capitol Theater
April 8 & 9 at 7 pm
April 10 at 2 pm
$7 students, $10 adults
Early ticket sales are now available at www.burlingtoncapitoltheater.com/

Keokuk Grand Theatre
April 15 & 16 at 7 pm
$7 balcony, $10 floor
Early ticket sales available at the Grand’s box office April 13 & 14 from 5 – 6 pm.