An enchanting MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at the Castle

PROVO — Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is known for its carnivalesque elements, illustrated by the blurring of social roles that allows a commoner with a donkey’s head to become the lover of the fairy queen. Renaissance Now Theater and Film’s updated version of the show at the Castle Amphitheater took this aspect of the play to another level when the traditional script of theatergoer and performer was turned upside down by a cell phone ringing — not in the audience, but onstage, in the pocket of the donkey-man himself, Nick Bottom. Yet, rather than breaking the theatrical spell, the...

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