Ballard High School turns up the comedy and mirth with A Midsummer’s Night Dream

The Ballard High School (BHS) Playmakers invite you to indulge in spring reverie at the upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Performances will be May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. In Athens the duke Theseus prepares to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Meanwhile a misunderstanding breaks out amongst four young lovers in competing stages of longing and betrothal to each other. Entering the nearby woods they become enchanted by a watchful group of mischievous fairies. Amidst it all, an acting troupe prepares to stage a play for Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding.

“Midsummer is a lovely piece for spring with its references to flowers, music and young love,” says BHS Theatre Director Shawn M. Riley. “The characters explore love, marriage, transformation, and the importance of accepting people for who they are, not based on appearance. We also see the impact of meddling in other people’s lives.” 

Ballard’s production is directed by Riley and set in the late 1970s at a disco club. 


The ticket price is $20 for adults, $10 for students and $15 for seniors. Order tickets at and search for Ballard High School. For any questions please contact Shawn Riley at 


Performance Details

Performances will take place at Ballard High School’s Earl Kelly Center for the Performing Arts at 1418 NW 65th Street in Seattle. All patrons must wear a mask. (Subject to change depending on guidance from Washington state, King County and Seattle Public Schools).