In a place of enchantment inhabited by lovers both fairy and human, three worlds collide: the unrequited loves of Demetrius, Lysander, Hermia and Helena; a rehearsal of the Pyramus and Thisby legend by a group of Rustics; and the domestic troubles in the land of the fairies. All three are resolved by the wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons. Shakespeare’s powerful language evokes a brilliant world of wonder, magic and romance, where confusions are resolved and all is reconciled through midsummer night revelries and faith in the power of nature. Mark Lamos, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, returns after directing last season’s Much Ado About Nothing, a production The New York Times called “graceful and bountiful in spirit.”
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