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Tonight: Woodward Shakespeare opens, and the eyes have it

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In last Friday’s 7 section, we gave a big splash to the Woodward Shakespeare Festival’s season-opening production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The show opens 8 p.m. today and continues through July 6 at the 13 Acres Stage in Woodward Park,  one of those magical places in which no matter how hot of a Fresno day came before it, gentle breezes make a pleasant evening.

A major player in “Midsummer” is Puck, of course. Mohammad Shehata, who should be familiar to Beehive readers (he traveled to Washington, D.C. in April to compete in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival), promises an expressive rendition of the character. At a recent Bee photo shoot, he demonstrated that he can open his eyes wider than a dinner plate. We were so impressed we decided to offer you three different Mohammad’s-eye views:

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By the way, I’m told that it’s best to arrive half an hour before curtain so you can experience some merry mischief meted out by the fairies.

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