The Harlem "tour" begins Aug. 6 (6 PM) and Aug. 8 (2 PM) at The Countee Cullen Library Auditorium, 104 West 136th Street. The troupe will also venture south, to Governors Island at the tip of Lower Manhattan. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's classic comic romantic fantasy, directed by Pulse artistic director Alexa Kelly, features Brian Richardson as Oberon, Michael Gilpin as Bottom, Freddie Bennett (Puck), Laura Carbonell (Helena), Alvin Chan (Lysander), Bernardo Cubria (Demetrius), Mick D'arcy (Quince), Lolita Foster (Hermia), Maria Hurdle (Titania), Ryan F. Johnson (Starveling), Warren Katz (Aegeus), Cara Maltz (Hippolyta), Ras Enoch McCurdie (Snout), Sean McIntire (Theseus), Burt Grinstead (Flute) and Erica Swindell, Chivonne Michelle Floyd and Melanie Gretchen as Fairies.
Costume design is by Kristine Koury with supplemental lighting by Emma Rivera and sound design by Brian Richardson.
Midsummer will also play:
Aug. 15, 16, 29 and 30 at 2 PM, Governors Island, a seven-minute ferry ride from South Ferry at the tip of Lower Manhattan. For outdoor shows, audiences are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.
For additional information visit www.pulseensembletheatre.org or call (212) 695-1596.