Rabid Bat Theatricals

Theatre and hamburgers.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

August 11 thru September 9, 2014

Mondays and Tuesdays @ 7pm 

About the Show

A Midsummer Night's Dream is that rare timeless tale which captures all of the pain and wonder of love. In our production, young actors will play dress-up, dance, and perform live music throughout the restaurant environment of Moody's outdoor courtyard, invoking the simple magic of a communal event. Come with your family, come with a date, come with your bar buddies, or come to make new friends... come dream the summer night away with us.

Directed by Jae Daphne Kim and Sammy Zeisel, A Midsummer Night's Dream will be Rabid Bat Theatricals' return to Moody's Pub. The free show will run Mondays and Tuesdays, August 11-September 9, starting at 7pm. Check back in for more details!


The Team


Jae Daphne Kim and Sammy Zeisel are friends, collaborators and co-directors. They majored in Theatre at Northwestern where they studied and worked with artists such as Michael Rohd, David Catlin and Laura Schellhardt. They have directed Kafka on the Shore, Frank Galati's adaptation of the Haruki Murakami novel, and kids, an ensemble piece inspired by Patti Smith's Just Kids. They are grateful and excited to embark on their third co-directing effort with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.


Ned Baker- Producer

Ned directed Rabid Bat's inaugural show, Romeo and Juliet at Moody's Pub, and returns this year to produce Midsummer. Ned has directing or assistant directing credits with Rabid Bat, The Hypocrites, and Buzz22 Chicago.

Ross Lemmon- Producer

Ross is producing for the second year in a row, serving as Artistic Producer for Romeo and Juliet at Moody's Pub, in which he also played Mercutio.  Ross is an actor and designer who has worked with, among other companies, Rabid Bat, The Runaways and Buzz22 Chicago.

Jake Pollock-Producer

Jake is producing his second show for Rabid Bat, previously having business produced and generally wrangled Romeo and Juliet at Moody's Pub. Jake has also worked in artistic and producorial capacities with Rabid Bat and American Theatre Company.

A sneak preview of what to expect from Rabid Bat Theatricals' A Midsummer Night's Dream at Moody's Pub