A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Iain Moggach
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s classic comedy, is being performed in an intimate setting: the backyard of 61 Park St!
Join us as our cast of local actors takes you on a riotous ride through the interwoven world of lovers, fairies and fools.
A few days before the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, a crisis of love and law ensues. Hermia, daughter of Egeus, is in love with Lysander. Egeus insists that his daughter marry Demetrius and it is the law that she must obey his will. Hermia and Lysander decide to flee, confiding in their friend Helena who in turn tells Demetrius, hoping that her honesty will win his heart. That night all four set out into the wood near Athens, where the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania, are arguing.
Oberon, with the help of his trusty fairy servant, Puck, decides the only way to resolve matters is by using the juice of a magic flower.
Meanwhile in Athens, a group of mechanicals prepare a play for the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. While they rehearse in the woods, something strange and ass-tonishing happens to their leading man…
You do not want to miss it!