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 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Highlights Montgomery College’s WillPower! Celebration of Shakespeare Includes Performances, Lectures and Workshops, April 1218

In celebration of William Shakespeare, Montgomery College will host “WillPower!,” a weeklong series of performances, lectures, and workshops from April 12–18. Highlighting WillPower! is the Shakespeare play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Professor KenYatta Rogers and performed by Montgomery College students in the Parilla Performing Arts Center, located on the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. All other events will take place at the Rockville Campus’s Theatre Arts Arena.

The performances for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors. For ticket information, go to Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the event. Other highlights of WillPower! at Montgomery College are listed below.

  • Monday, April 12 Lecture: “4-sooth, Shakespeare Counts! Math in the Time of Shakespeare.” Dr. Ken Weiner, Professor Emeritus, Mathematics, from 11–11:50 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 14 Adrian Webber Memorial Lecture: “’Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits…’: The Transgressive World of Carnival,” by Dr. Jonathan Lohman, program director of the Virginia Folklife Program and Virginia State Folklorist, from 1–1:50 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 15 Lecture: “The Four Humours: Medicine in Shakespeare’s Time,” Dr. Barbara Hoberman, Biology, from 11–12:15 p.m.


For a complete schedule of events, call 240-567-4001 or visit For more information, please contact Rachael Wilson at 240-567-4008 or by e-mail at

Support for WillPower! is provided by The Webber Family Foundation. Additional support was provided by Montgomery College’s Arts Institute; the Department of Speech, Dance, and Theatre; and the Department of English Composition, Literature, and Professional Writing.

For disability accommodations, please call 240-567-5250.

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