Kudzu Playhouse's production of
Directed by Emily Chateau
March/April 2019**This show is confirmed, however dates may change based on venue availability
Shakespeare in the Park
Theseus and Hippolyta are planning their wedding festival when Egeus, an Athenian nobleman, enters the scene, followed by his daughter Hermia. Theseus wants Hermia to marry a young Athenian nobleman named Demetrius, but she refuses. Hermia flees into the woods with her true love, Lysander.
Helena, determined to win Demetrius’ love for herself, tells him about Hermia’s plan to elope with Lysander. He immediately goes looking for Hermia in the woods. Meanwhile, Oberon quarrels with his wife Titania, the Fairy Queen. Oberon sends the mischievous Puck to sprinkle a love potion on Titania.
On the way, Puck decides to have some fun and cast a spell on Lysander and Demetrius. Puck’s spell causes both Lysander and Demetrius to fall for Helena. A betrayed Hermia chases Helena while the men fight. Under the influence of the love potion, Titania falls for Nick Bottom, an actor with a donkey’s head.
Chaos ensues, and the play becomes a comedy of errors. Finally, King Oberon removes the enchantments from all but Demetrius, who’s still in love with Helena. Duke Theseus and Hippolyta share their wedding festival with the newly matched lovers.