Tangle in the craziness of A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Confirming its volatile reputation — now on the mend with a fine production of Brecht's Antigone last month — Shakespeare Carolina will have a go at the Bard's A Midsummer Night's Dream with true ass-backwards elan. Company founder Chris O'Neill, who normally directs every ShakesCar presentation in Charlotte or Rock Hill, will discard the director's chair and don the donkey's head for this crowd-pleasing comedy, playing the garrulous Bottom opposite Dennis DeJesus's mischievous Puck.

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All will end well and Jack shall have Jill at the end, but in between, O'Neill and guest director David Wohl are promising a crazy take on the bosky kingdom of Oberon and Titania that will rock your world. $10-$15. Sat., Aug. 11, 8 p.m., Sun., Aug. 12, 3 p.m. Winthrop University's Johnson Theatre, 115 Johnson Hall. 803-323-2287. www.winthrop.edu/cvpa/theatredance/.

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