Schuylkill Free Shakespeare will be performing the comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in four live performances from Aug. 12 to 15 outside Yuengling Mansion, 1440 Mahantongo St., Pottsville.

Each show will begin at 7 p.m. and the gates will open at 6 p.m.

“We’ve been through one of the longest winters emotionally in our lifetime and we all need some magic and comedy,” Schuylkill Free Shakespeare founder Emily Ehlinger said of the upcoming performances in a news release. This is the fifth year the group has held free Shakespeare performances in Pottsville.

Refreshments will be available at each performance, but guests should bring their own lawn chairs.

For more information, email Ehlinger at, visit or follow Schuylkill Free Shakespeare on Facebook.