Lapeer Community Theatre (LCT) has been awarded a grant of $3,060 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). This grant will support LCT’s July, 2021 production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the first production of LCT in the Park.

Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. LCT is partnering with several local organizations on this project. Performances will be held at the Chatfield School amphitheatre. Chatfield volunteers will assist with parking, ushering, and concessions. LCT will rehearse at Lapeer Free Methodist Church. The Church has donated space for LCT to rehearse many of their productions. The script LCT is using was adapted from the Folio of 1623 by Janice L. Blixt, Artistic Director of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. It was first produced at the 2015 Festival.

LCT’S production will have a strong educational component. Workshops, led by professional Shakespearean actors, will be held for members of the public and actors involved. Educational materials are being prepared for students attending the production.

The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process. This allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan, will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.

Lapeer Community Theatre is a non profit, 501(c)3 organization.

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—Lapeer Community Theatre