A Midsummer Night's Dream
Company: Hilton Arts Festival
THIS IS A FREE EVENT AND IS NOT TICKETED
Performed by the Durban Actors Studio Shakespeare Production Programme
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta (the former queen of the Amazons). These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set.
Durban Actors Studio is a proud supporter of the national initiative, The SA Shakespeare for School Festival, having staged 7 hugely successfulproductions at the Natal Playhouse since 2015, seeing over 150 students performing on the professional stage.
Watch this madcap piece of street theatre!