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Actors’ Gang takes Shakespeare to China

Adam Ferguson, center, Bob Turton, right, and Will Thomas McFadden in the Tim Robbins-directed "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from the Actors' Gang. (Dianna Olivia-Day)

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Tim Robbins will take the Actors’ Gang’s production of ” A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to China, with performances in Beijing and Shanghai scheduled for June.

“Midsummer” is expected to run in Beijing at the National Center for the Performing Arts from June 10 to 15 and in Shanghai from June 19 to 21 at the Zendai Himalayas Art Center. Robbins will direct the stagings in China as he did in Culver City in 2013 at the Ivy Substation.

This production features minimal sets and special effects, relying instead on the ensemble cast’s boisterous interpretation of Shakespeare’s comedy.

The performances in Beijing will be part of a Shakespeare festival. The company will take the play to the Spoleto Festival in Italy later this year.