The July 10, 2019 first performance of the 2019 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series will feature a special evening of Shakespeare. Taking place at Lakeside Park in the Village of Mayville, NY from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., the Chautauqua Institution’s Chautauqua Theater Company will perform William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a magical midsummer comedy. Follow jealous lovers, mischievous fairies, and first-time players as they journey through the woods. Love potions, live music, and physical comedy enchant in this energetic 90-minute version of Shakespeare’s most beloved play. This special performance is provided at no charge through the generous sponsorship and support by the Village of Mayville and Town of Chautauqua. In case of rain, the performance will take place at the Carlson Community Center, also located at Lakeside Park. Remember to bring your own seating for this performance.

The Maple Springs Fire Dept. will be at the performance selling BBQ dinners to benefit their fire department. The Mayville Fire Dept. will also be on hand offering popcorn and water on a donation basis as well during the performance, benefiting their fire department. Your support of these two worthwhile organizations is greatly appreciated. For more information on this long-held concert series or the Mayville/Chautauqua area, contact the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce, organizers of this summer concert series, at 716-753-3113.

The concert series’ musical performances begin Thursday evening, July 18th (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.) at a new location this year, the Floating Stage behind the Mayville Depot, courtesy of the Chautauqua Lake Pops. They will continue each Thursday evening until the last performance on August 29th. There is no charge for these performances thanks to the sponsorship of the Town of Chautauqua and Village of Mayville. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held at Lakeside Park’s Community Center. Plan on joining us July 10th for an enjoyable evening of Shakespeare and comedy on the shores of Chautauqua Lake.