Tickets on sale and streaming beginning Sept.3, 2021
Fully Staged New Production
This is the streaming recorded version of the stage show. This is NOT a live stream. This is a per household price. When purchased, you will receive an email confirmation from The Helen Borgers Theatre, subject line: SeatEngine: Order # with a URL to YouTube that you can view on your smartphone, computer, and some smart TVs and a google link for a pdf of the program to print or view. The link is available for you to watch any time that is convenient for you from Sept. 3, 2021, to Sept. 26, 2021. We are not responsible for internet connections or your device compatibility. Flex Passes and discount codes are not eligible for this production
Synopsis: In Athens, on the eve of Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding, lord Egeus comes in with a complaint against Lysander, who has fallen in love (and is loved by) Egeus’s daughter, Hermia. Egeus prefers that the more noble Demetrius marry his daughter. Theseus rules with the father, so Lysander and Hermia run off. Demetrius pursues them with the help of their friend Helena, who Demetrius has made love to in the past (and who is still in love with him).
After the king and queen of the fairies, Oberon and Titania, fight for their own, the former overhears Demetrius’s disdain for Helena and has his servant, Puck fetch a flower that will act as a love potion and apply it to Demetrius so he will love Helena. Puck mistakes Lysander for Demetrius and Lysander are then in love with Helena. Puck then applies it to Demetrius, so he is also now in love with Helena.
While that is happening, a group of Athenian laborers has been preparing a play for the royal wedding. Puck turns one of the workers into a donkey and has Titania fall in love with him for Oberon’s amusement.
Things are set back soTitania and Oberon are back together, Lysander and Hermia are back together, and Demetrius and Helena are finally back together. Demetrius relinquishes his pursuit of Hermia. The laborers perform the play and happily ever after.