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NapaShakes Screening of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" & Bollywood Disco Party

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NapaShakes presents a world-premiere cinema screening from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Emma Rice
- plus- a Bollywood Disco Celebration! a
t the Cameo Cinema & Caldwell-Snyder Gallery in St. Helena
July 28, 2018 at 5 pm

On July 28, 2018 NapaShakes invites audiences to “Rock the Ground” when it presentsthe world-premiere cinema screening of Emma Rice’s crowd-pleasing production from London’s Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The screening will be followed by a Bollywood Disco Celebration to benefit NapaShakes. Tickets are $65.

The screening starts at The Cameo Cinema on July 28, 2018 at 5 pm, followed by an unabashedly theatrical celebration including Dinner, Drinks and Disco, plus world music and some Dreamy performance art, at the Caldwell-Snyder Gallery in St. Helena. Capacity is strictly limited and the event is one-night only; guests are encouraged to wear their Bollywood or Disco finest. This Midsummer Night’s Dream was captured live on stage and screened online by the BBC; this represents the first time it has been screened in a cinema anywhere in the world.

Former Globe Artistic Director Emma Rice’s Bollywood-inspired production is a wild mash-up of theatre, comedy and music which sold-out every performance at London’s Globe Theatre, and which shocked Shakespeare traditionalists by adding amplified music (including an electric sitar) as well as artificial lighting: a “Rock the Ground” neon sign (plus a disco ball) to the Globe’s formerly staid stage.In addition to Indian influences, the production includes a touch of David Bowie, George Formby and some original songs, and a wildly uninhibited performance by the international cabaret star Meow Meow as Tatiana. Determinedly un-traditional in her approach, the director cleverly replaces the female character Helena with a male character: Helenus, in this crowd-pleasing gender and genre-bending production aimed at making Shakespeare approachable, relatable, and – above all – raucous good fun.

The screening and celebration mark the latest chapter in the partnership between the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre of London, and NapaShakes, a Napa Valley based nonprofit, which has presented the Globe Theatre live in performance twice on stage, as well as multiple sold-out seasons of Globe on Screen at the Cameo Cinema. Proceeds from the evening will benefit NapaShakes arts and education program and the return of a new season of Globe on Screenpresented by NapaShakes at the Cameo. The Globe is expected to return live in 2019.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite via NapaShakes’ website: www.napashakes.org/tickets. All tickets are $65 including the screening and celebration. The screening runs 2 hours and 52 minutes, including a 15-minute interval. The evening is most appropriate for age 21 and older.

The Cameo Cinema is located at 1340 Main Street in St. Helena. A state-of-the-art intimate jewel, the Cameo is one of the oldest independent single-screen movie theaters in the country. The Caldwell-Snyder Galleryis a leading contemporary art gallery representing many of the most significant international painters and sculptors of the 21st century, and is located at 1328 Main Street in St. Helena, a few doors down from the Cameo Cinema.

To purchase tickets for $65, visit www.napashakes.org/tickets
For more information contact info@napashakes.org or visit www.napashakes.org

Video preview here: https://youtu.be/8werWRT9x9U


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