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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
7 Mar, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until 8 Mar, 2020
Show: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Author: William Shakespeare
Venue: Araluen Botanic Park
Theatre Company: Roleystone Theatre
Show Dates: Feb 22, 23, Mar 7, 8 @4pm
Director: Paul Treasure
By Line: Bard in the Park a midsummer stunner at Araluen
A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes place in a magical version of Athens and centres on the wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. At the same time, Oberon and Titania – King and Queen of the Fairies – have had a huge falling out and find they have both arrived in Athens to attend the wedding.
Oberon decides to pull a lavish prank on Titania, which involves her falling in love with a mortal, who has been turned into a donkey. Two pairs of lovers and a group of tradesmen trying to put on a play also get involved in the madness in the woods outside Athens.
Interpretation: Shakespeare in the Park; Athenians in faux fantasy medieval-style; mechanicals as tradesmen in overalls