A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Rated 5.0

Director Michael Walling’s outdoor production of this evergreen comedy begins conventionally enough, with the humans in modern dress (and soon the young lovers strip to undergarments), while the nature spirits wear American Indian feathers and hides (Titania carries a papoose). But what begins as a cute costume conceit deepens into an elegant re-imagining of this oft-produced play. You may have seen other productions before, but you haven’t seen a Dream quite like this one.
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, 7:30 p.m. on alternating dates; $22-$72. Sand Harbor, south of Incline Village, Nevada; (800) 74-SHOWS; www.laketahoeshakespeare.com. Through August 17.