It’s a new take on an old story. The Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville opens its performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Friday night. The modernized play is being called enchanting, captivating and adventurous. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Gilmore talked with two of the cast members about what it means to bring Shakespeare back to Gainesville.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPHippodromefinal4132012CG.mp3]
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Actor, Author, and Activist: Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age in Gainesville
I sort of think the fact that we worship at the alter of youth as a culture is wrong and kind of sort of denies us some of the pleasures and good qualities about growing older and I try to celebrate them. So that’s really my message. It’s sort of just, not to listen to the people who tell you to act your age because what does that actually mean?