Hip-hop meets Shakespeare as the Center for Theater Arts opens its spring season with a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Director Ron Mangravite, who graduated with honors from the dramatic art department, combines pop culture with classical theater to create a unique interpretation of the classic Shakespeare play.
The production features original music by composer Tony De Ritis, a music department graduate student, and jazz and hip-hop choreography by Cal alum Aisha Jenkins.
An opening night reception to honor alumni will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. Additional performances are scheduled for Feb. 28, March 1 and March 6 through 8 at 8 p.m. in Zellerbach Playhouse. Matinees are scheduled for March 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.
For tickets, call 642-9988.