One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” combines love and magic for a show that enchants both Shakespeare scholars and newbies (including children). Here’s a quick guide to the story and to the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis production. Text by Judith Newmark • Graphics by Buzzmachine Studios

When Previews Wednesday and Thursday; opens Friday and runs through June 26, every night but Tuesdays. Preshow entertainment starts at 6:30 nightly; showtime is 8 p.m. 

Where Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park, near the St. Louis Art Museum 

Seating Bring a blanket or lawn chair, or rent a chair ($10 or $20) on the spot, or up to one day in advance at Or, call the festival office at 314-531-9800. 

Food Bring your own, buy food from the vendors or preorder a picnic dinner for two ($40) from Butler’s Pantry. Make reservations for that on the festival website or by calling the festival office. 

Souvenirs T-shirts, posters and more available at the gift shop. 

How much Free 

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