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The one-hour radio production will be performed in front of an audience and broadcast live on WAMU 88.5 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Audience members are invited to stay after the performance for Lean & Hungry's "Food for Thought" discussion and audience interaction focusing on the relevance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in literature and contemporary society.

The Lean & Hungry Theater turns classic Shakespeare into "a radio play" that anyone can understand – from kids to seniors. The company uses live sound effects and original music to create a contemporary interpretation.

Set in the Prohibition Era, Lean & Hungry's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" recasts many of Shakespeare's classic characters as gangsters and molls, with most of the action taking place in and around the Palace Hotel. The story of beguiled young lovers, vengeful mobster kingpins and slapstick laborers culminates with a hilarious "play-within-a-play" climax.

Lean & Hungry cast in a rehearsal for "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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