In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare wrote that "the course of true love never did run smooth."
But from all accounts, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream did run smoothly when recorded for broadcast on WVXU at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30.
Here's how Kevin Reynolds, Cincinnati Public Radio's community relations manager, cleverly announced the broadcast in a WVXU news release. It reminds me of another Shakespeare line from A Midsummer Night’s Dream: "Take pains. Be perfect."
I can't top this, so I'll cut and paste it:
A WHIMSICAL TALE OF LOVE AND MISCHIEF FROM CINCINNATI SHAKESPEARE COMPANY COMES TO 91.7 WVXU AND 88.5 WMUB THIS SUNDAY
For all ye' mortals among us, take an hour's long pause amid life's uncertainties to enjoy a spirited tale of faerie mischief and love when 91.7 WVXU presents Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's adaptation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Commencing at the hour of 7 o'clock on the evening of Sunday, August 30, you'll lose yourself in this tale told by the amazing actors of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Free Shakespeare in the Park touring cast, with the direction and adaptation crafted by Jeremy Dubin.
Ye' olde pandemic may slow the arts but not the artists, and we are proud to bring this lighthearted tale from Shakespeare's canon to our listeners everywhere. Enjoy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on-air at 91.7 or 88.5, online at wvxu.org, on our mobile app or your smart speakers.
For those of ye' unable to spend some of Sunday eve with us, we'll post the special on our website (wvxu.org) for later listening.