BRING SUMMER BACK TO DUBLIN
Last year, during one of the hottest weeks of 2012, Fortune’s Fool Productions decided to put on a little play called The Tempest. It seemed that this decision sent Mother Nature into a tailspin because no sooner had we started rehearsals, then the monsoons of 2012 began.
This year, during the longest, coldest winter - that should be Spring, we’ve decided to put on a little play call A Midsummer Night’s Dream. If last year is any indication, we can bring summer back to Dublin with Shakespeare’s most popular comedy.
You can help bring summer back to Dublin by supporting FREE Shakespeare in the Iveagh Gardens, running August 8 through 18, 2013. If we meet our funding goals, Mother Nature will forgive us entirely and we might have the driest, warmest summer in decades.
Last year’s production of the The Tempest performed to record crowds of more than 6,000 people over 9 performances. And despite the rain, we had the time of our lives and gave audiences an experience to remember.
“A magic show, well done to all involved!” Rory Mo-ran
“A truly excellent production. Incredibly witty, imaginative and heartfelt. Congratulations to all involved.” Rebecca Dore
“Saw the play yesterday. It was brilliant, loved everything about it but especially the acting, costumes and location. Well done. Hope there is more to come!” Bea Kempf
“I saw this with delight on Tuesday and was blown away. Visually spectacular, creative and very well directed! Well done to the Actors too. Well done to them all who put in a lot of hard work which certainly paid off.” Eimear Keating
Just take a look at the crowds and the cast pictures of The Tempest on our website at FortunesFoolProductions.ie.
Be a hero and pledge your support. Become part of the team bring summer back to Dublin. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s best comedy. With crazy Lovers chasing each other through the forest, fairies and goblins creating magic and mayhem, and a randy band of unfortunate Mechanicals trying to put on a show. This play has something for everyone and will be a must see event in Dublin this August.
With a cast of more than 20 professional actors, all hired locally from Dublin, and with performances free to the public, this is truly an event for the community.
Our audiences come from all over Ireland to see our productions. Including two pensioners who traveled from Donegal to see The Tempest last year. They thoroughly enjoyed the production and were so thrilled to see it for free.
Your pledges and support will help fund our €15,000 production budget, including the cost of our set, costumes and props.
Make a pledge. Join our Facebook Event – Bring Summer Back To Dublin – and help us get the word out. Let’s put a little sunshine back in all our lives.