SOUTHERN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY will present “A Mini Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Pope’s Museum Saturday afternoon. (Photo from Southern Shakespeare Company’s Facebook page)
Pope’s Museum in North Grady County is hosting two big events over the next two weekends, a free performance by the Southern Shakespeare Company of “A Mini Midsummer Night’s Dream” this Saturday, and then outdoor movies on Halloween night.
The production of a mini version of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will take place Saturday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. It is sponsored by Georgia Council for the Arts and many local community and civic organizations and individuals.
The play will be performed in the backyard of Pope’s Museum at 192 Pope’s Store Rd. More information may be found on the Popes Museum Facebook page.
Those looking for a Halloween opportunity for families and adults are invited to spend October 31 at Popes Museum.
Popes Museum and the Zebulon Theatre are working together to provide an outdoor movie experience.
“Grab your lawn chairs and blankets, dress up the children, and come at 7 p.m. for an outside showing of the 2019 ‘The Addams Family’ movie,” says Michelle Dean of Popes Museum. “As you park your car in the eastern lots of this historic property, follow the sound of ‘Lurch’ playing the harpsichord to the movie destination.”
At the conclusion of the PG rated film, Dana Prince Willis and the O.B.C.D.A. dance studio will organize a costume parade for the children where they will receive applause and candy with some surprises included, Dean says.
“Immediately after the costume parade, wrap the blanket tighter around you as Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller ‘Psycho,’ rated R, comes on the large outdoor screen. Walking to your car in the dark will be an experience to remember,” Dean promises.
Mrs. Dean and Robert Dykes of the Zebulon say they are looking forward to working together on more events to bring the community together. Both organizations state they are committed to balancing public safety with their activities.
Admission on Halloween is $10 per car, and everybody will have room to set up their blankets and chairs on the grounds to allow for social distancing. Masks and sanitizer will be available for those who desire them.
Dean states, “Popes Museum once had the reputation for being the haunted house of Grady County. It’s a great place to watch a movie under the stars. Showing these films under the full moon, eating Zebulon Theatre popcorn, and giving our community a chance to have a laugh and/or shiver together is the goal. We can be responsible and still enjoy these opportunities.”
Concessions are sold by the Zebulon, which will be closed that night. Contact Michelle Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.