Please note some dates/venues are subject to change

The OTC Fine Arts Department presents, “The Traveling Symphony presenting, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare”

Opening Night: Friday, April 13th, 6:00 pm, The Library Center Patio,  4653 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65810

Ms. Mandel will speak on Thursday, April 12 at the Library Center. The Traveling Symphony will perform a 45-minute showcase before Ms. Mandel speaks at this engagement.

*(There is a $3 venue charge for the performance dates of April 20, 21, 22 )


Production concept Inspired by the 2018 Big Read, Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven

Twenty years after a major pandemic has decimated the world population–a world devoid of technology and industry–a group of nomadic performers struggle to keep civilization alive by performing classical music and theatre to settlers in a new dark age… because “survival is insufficient.”

The Traveling Symphony’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is an outdoor, immersive theatre event in which a group of performers will present Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream in several outdoor spaces around Springfield. The production concept is inspired by this year’s “Big Read,” Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. Audiences, cast as post-apocalyptic survivors in the world of Station Eleven, will be entertained by William Shakespeare’s classic comedy from within a Traveling Symphony encampment.

Photography by: Neal Adamson Photography and Design