A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Damian Ernest

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" is one of Shakespeare's early comedies written in 1596. The plot involves two quarrelling couples who spend a midsummer night in the woods inhabited by trickster fairies. The king of the fairies, Oberon, argues with his queen, Titania so he tells his servant Puck to drop the love potion into her eyes as she sleeps. The potion will make her fall in love with the first person she sees when she awakes. Puck mixes everyone up and everyone falls in love with the wrong person. Meanwhile, Bottom the weaver and a band of "rude mechanicals" go into the same woods to rehearse a play for the Duke's wedding celebration. Ever playful, Puck gives one of the "mechanicals," Nick Bottom, an ass's head and when Titania awakens, she falls in love with him. After much confusion, Oberon's magic restores Titania and the four lovers to their original states. The Duke invites the two couples to join him and Hippolyta in a triple wedding. The rude mechanicals perform their play for the wedding celebration.

Produced by CAMP MadCAP at East High School Auditorium, 2222 East Washington AVE

Performances: June 27, 2002 at Thursday at 2 & 7 PM

Ticket Prices $6

Call 608.238-7641 for reservations or more information.