PLEASANTON -- Enjoy an afternoon of Shakespeare at a free abridged presentation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Pleasanton Library at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival will present a 55-minute version of Shakespeare's comedy of love and magic.

The story follows two couples whose romances are complicated and confused by encounters with fairies and others in an enchanted wood.

After the show, the cast will field questions from the audience. And, there will be a Playshop with the cast at 3 p.m., a one-hour interactive lesson for students.

No registration is required for the show.

The library is at 400 Old Bernal Ave.

Shakespeare's quintessential comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, delights with fun-loving humor while examining the nature of love, reality and illusion, reason and imagination, and change and transformation.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

At the Pleasanton Public Library

400 Old Bernal Avenue/925-931-3400, ext. 7

Performance at 2:00PM

Stay for a Post-show Playshop with Cast at 3:00PM

(a one-hour interactive lesson for students)

The cast will field questions from the audience at the end of the show.

Shakespeare on Tour free show of A Midsummer Night's dream, Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2pm. Post-show Q and A with the cast at 3pm, followed by a Playshop for students.

Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2pm in the Pleasanton Public Library Meeting Room.

400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566.

The program is free and open to all. No registration required.

For more information, call John Western, 1/415/865-4422.