Love and Magic, Shakespeare Under the Stars

Hamptons Independent Theater Festival Bridgehampton
Gerard Doyle and Clodagh Bowyer appear in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night Dream" outdoors in Bridgehampton through Aug. 19. David E. Rattray

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a tale of love and magic, is being presented by the Hamptons Independent Theatre Festival outdoors behind the Bridgehampton High School.

The production, conceived and directed by Joshua Perl, of the Naked Stage theater company, stresses the “dream state” that Shakespeare might initially have envisioned for the play.

The cast includes Gerard Doyle, a Broadway veteran, as Theseus and Oberon; Clodagh Bowyer, an established actress both in Ireland and New York, as Hippolyta and Titania, and a large cast of local and regional actors.

Performances will run through Aug. 19, Thursday through Sunday, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at