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Foodbank Players Prepare ‘Pyramus and Thisbe,’ ‘Midsummer’

Alameda Post - Pyramus and Thisbe grace the poster for the Foodbank Players' double feature of A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe. (aka Pyramus and Thisbe) Additionally, rehearsal pictures are on either side
This double feature has at least two things in common: Pyramus and Thisbe. Photos courtesy Foodbank Players.

The time has come,
Hip Hip Hooray.
The Foodbank Players,
Have a brand new play,
A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
With a double feature,
Pyramus and Thisbe,
Both lovely creatures.
This Shakespeare story is familiar to many,
But theatrical joys there will be plenty.
Thespians, fairies, and lovers abound,
Set in old Athens, and the forest around,
Magic and music played perfectly,
And a funny bit about an old donkey.
It runs on Weekends in the month of May,
Check out their website for times and days, is the place,
Or on Instagram if that’s more your pace.
They do their plays for the greater good,
So the food bank folks can help out with food.

Gene Kahane is the founder of the Foodbank Players, a lifelong teacher, and former Poet Laureate for the City of Alameda. Reach him at [email protected]. His writing is collected at

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