A Midsummer Night´s Dream
25.04.2018 | 19:00 | Theater An Der Wien
The wedding of the duke is being prepared in Athens, six craftsmen want to perform the piece of Pyramus and Thisbe in honor of the ruling couple and rehearse in the nearby forest. Meanwhile, the four young people Hermia, Helena, Demetrius and Lysander have a serious love problem: Hermia`s father wants her to marry Demetrius, but Lysan loves her, Helena loves Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander hide in the forest, Helena and Demetrius follow them. In this forest, however, the ruling elite royal family, Titania and Oberon, have been dispossessed by the possession of a pleasure-boy. The handworkers, like the lovers, are drawn into the magical battles of Titania and Oberon in the most bewildering way. Oberon`s court-jester Puck creates disaster with a magic flower that inspires love. After many of the characters have fallen in love and lost their lives, the end result is a happy ending: reconciliation in the elf empire, weddings with the people and a delightful performance of the craftsmen.
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