Following up on the popularity of float-in concerts, Shakespeare on the Water will present two floating performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on September 9 and 10. The show will feature a multi-generational cast, including students and classically trained actors. This abridged version of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy includes live music from local musicians and a sound system to ensure guests can hear every word from their boats.
The play has been shortened to an hour to accommodate the unusual seating arrangements. Boats are welcome, although a kayak will provide the best view of the play. Shakespeare on the Water is partnering with Seatrek for the performances, and if you mention the play, a discount will be applied on your rental.
Professional actress Isabelle Ellingson’s idea for the floating show came about as a way for fellow actors and friends to bring theater to the floating homes community, both as an opportunity for professionals to get involved and for students looking to gain theater experience.
For landlubbers, a gala land show has been added to the lineup on Thursday, September 7. The play will be performed at the Sausalito Arts Center, featuring a cocktail hour before the hour-long performance.
Tickets are available online; the water shows cost $20, and gala tickets cost $60. The exact water location will be provided after purchasing the tickets.