A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Land ParkCorner Of Freeport And Sutterville
Sacramemo, CA 95826
For Sacramento Shakespeare’s 25th anniversary, director David Harris puts an original spin on this oft-staged classic: After sundown, the “green” faeries drink absinthe, the notorious “hallucinogenic” liquor that inspired and impaired 19th-century Euro artists. This energetic show features broad performances, mostly by amateur locals. It’s unassuming, picnic-friendly entertainment. F, Sa 8pm; 7/11, 16, 18, 23, 29, 31. $15-$18. Sacramento Shakespeare Festival at the amphitheater in William Land Park (next to Fairytale Town); (916) 558-2228; www.sacramentoshakespeare.net.