Midsummer Nights Dream – April 2014

Lysander loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. Egeus, Hermia’s father, prefers Demetrius as a suitor, and enlists the aid of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to enforce his wishes upon his daughter. According to Athenian law, Hermia is given four days to choose between Demetrius, life in a nunnery, or a death sentence. Hermia, ever defiant, chooses to escape with Lysander into the surrounding forest. Alongside this we have the impending marriage of Duke Theseus to Hippolyta, the rehearsal by the Mecahnicals of a play to celebrate the wedding, the war between the Fairie King and Queen, and the Fairie King’s meddling in all of the above!