Latest Midsummer Stories

2008-09-10 15:00:21

FARMINGTON - Sandy River Players will hold auditions for its January production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the University of Maine at Farmington's Alumni Theater. Roles for actors singers and dancers of various ages plus technical positions are available. The show will be directed by Jayne Decker with music by Philip Carlsen. Rehearsals will begin in October. For more information, contact Jayne at...

2008-08-13 15:00:36

By Colin Dabkowski A sublime sense of mischief, mystery and foreboding was on display Saturday night during the Chautauqua Theater Company's pitch- perfect production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The crashing thunder outside the Chautauqua Institution's Bratton Theater only heightened the otherworldly spell cast by Shakespeare's language, delivered with crisp comic clarity by a company made up entirely of the CTC's young conservatory members. And when the storm outside...

2008-07-02 00:00:18

T he thrill and immediacy of great live theatre can sometimes lead to disappointment: for no matter how good a performance might be, you'll never get to see it again. Unlike a favourite film, book or TV programme, there's no rewind, no DVD recording facility - it lives on only in the memory One August night back in the mid-1970s, a small group of revellers gathered to drink and make merry on Newlyn Green for a shortlived little event called The Festival of Fools. On the bill of the...

2008-06-20 09:00:17

By Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jun. 20---- MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL -- The Swedish Heritage Society of Northern Colorado's annual Midsummer Festival will be Saturday at the South Pavilion in Eaton Park. Members, families and friends are invited to bring a potluck meal and their own table service. Coffee and water will be furnished by the society board members. The festival began many years ago in Sweden and is carried on by families of Swedish heritage who live here. Decorating of the traditional...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.