State Street Ballet’s spring performance runs the gamut from love triangles and infatuations to games of chance, but the main event will be the classic “Mid-Summer Night’s Dream,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at the Granada Theatre.

Two shorter works will be performed prior to the featured ballet. The first, “Tango Rain,” choreographed by artistic director William Soleau, is a series of vignettes that tell a story, set to the sensuous Argentinian music of Astor Piazzolla.

“Fold,” a caricature of a poker game, by Kassandra Taylor Newberry, rounds out the first segment of the evening. Newberry’s choreography, her use of ordinary objects, and the toe-tapping rhythms of Hans Zimmer bring the work to life.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with music by Felix Mendelssohn and choreography by Rodney Gustafson, executive artistic director, tells a story based on Shakespeare’s premise that “The course of true love never did run smooth.”

The one-act version of the play takes place on a mysterious Midsummer’s Eve, and the King of the Fairies calls on Puck to help him play a trick on his rebellious queen.

Four young lovers who have run away to escape paternal authority stumble into the plot, and Puck makes both boys fall in love with the same girl.

The comedic tale of mischief, magic and romance that follows transcends the worlds of mortals and fairies, including the queen’s infatuation with a half-man/half-donkey.

Tickets are available through The Granada Theatre box office and online at Prices range from $38-$106, with a discounted price of $26 for children ages 12 and under in select price zones. A student discount is also available for purchase in person, or by calling the box office, 805-899-2222.

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