The Venue High River Summer Series Presents:
Lethbridge Shakespeare Society's performance of
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Directed by: Andrew Legg
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. It is a lively romantic comedy - in which a love triangle is further complicated by the use of a magic love potion by Puck, the mischievous servant of Oberon, King of the Fairies. The action moves from the Palace and City of Athens to the enchanted forest nearby, where both the four young lovers, and the down-to-earth workmen (who are rehearsing their ridiculous play in the woods), are all thrown into turmoil by Puck’s misdirected tricks. The two young men, Lysander and Demetrius, both reject Hermia and fall for Helena, becoming fierce rivals who try to kill each other. Meanwhile, Puck uses his magic to turn Bottom the Weaver into a donkey, and causes Titania, Queen of the Fairies, to fall in love with him. Chaos and comic misunderstanding follow, but eventually, Oberon restores
order and the play ends happily with a triple wedding, and the hilarious performance of the workmen’s play ‘Pyramus and Thisbe’.
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ marks the tenth season for Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society’s productions of Shakespeare in the Park.
This is an outdoor, Pay What You Can event.
125 5th Ave SW