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August 29, 2013

A labor of love

Theater brings 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to waterfront


He hopes that families will bring beach chairs and blankets, set up picnics, and really “make a day of it” in Newburyport.

This will be the third production that Taustin and Marcus, who both live in Boston and graduated from Emerson College, have collaborated on. Marcus appeared in last year’s Shakespeare production, “Romeo and Juliet,” as well as “No Soy Lo Que Soy,” an interpretation of “Othello” presented earlier this summer in Mexico.

“It’s been a great partnership,” Taustin said. “Jeff took on an administrative cap when we decided to expand to Newburyport.”

With help from the Firehouse Center for the Arts and the Newburyport Waterfront Trust, they made it happen, finalizing the details just two weeks ago.

“We’re all really excited to bring it here,” Taustin said.

“And hopefully keep it here,” Marcus added.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” heads to Newburyport after several performances in Boston, including three last week at Boston Children’s Museum and five this weekend at Carson Beach, Still Harbor and Marine Park. It will then travel to Taustin’s home state of Maryland and wrap up its run in Delaware.

Everything for the show, including the actors, “fits in four cars and a horse trailer,” Taustin said.

If you go

What: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

When: Monday at 2 p.m. Show is 1 hour, 35 minutes, with no intermission, and will take place rain or shine.

Where: Market Landing Park, Newburyport

How much: Free

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