What dreams may come

Pasatiempo - - Dear Pasa -

If the new Santa Fe Uni­ver­sity of Art and De­sign had fallen into a midsummer dream while try­ing to imag­ine how to launch the 2010-2011 sea­son of its per­form­ing-arts depart­ment, it could not have come up with a more spec­tac­u­lar be­gin­ning. Un­der the in­spired di­rec­tion of famed di­rec­tor Jon Jory, the pro­duc­tion of A Midsummer Night’s Dream had a higher level of comedic en­ergy than seems pos­si­ble from a young stu­dent cast, pro­duc­ing enough laughs to fill a sea­son’s worth of TV sound­tracks. This Shake­spearean romp will be fol­lowed by three other promis­ing stage of­fer­ings. Any­one who snick­ered at the col­lege’s new name will have to ad­mit that when it comes to dra­matic ex­cel­lence, this could be the start of some­thing big for Santa Fe.

Hal Wingo

Santa Fe

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