Last night was the official opening of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. It was one of those gorgeous New York summer nights. During the show, when Puck was in Titania’s bower, we saw a bright green shooting star in the sky right behind him! It looked like a special effect.
The reviews came out today in all the newspapers. They were all great. The New York Times mentioned the magic in the first paragraph.
Special thank-you’s go out to Roger Mayfarth of the D’Lite Company who so generously provided the illuminated thumbs that were used by the Fairies throughout the production, and to Hiroshi Kondo of Tenyo Magic in Japan who provided the dancing hankies that were used by the Mechanicals.
Here are a couple of photos from the opening party at the Belvedere Castle, just up the hill from the Delacorte Theater.
The young Fairies were very excited about their first big show. Simon Garratt (Mustardseed) and I were playing with our glowing thumbs.