A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Nights Dream

As the school year is winding down, and AP, IB, and finals season is beginning, now is a great time to enjoy a night out at the theater. Coincidentally, the KHS Student Theater’s production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens on the 4th and runs to the 7th of May. Performances will be held in the KHS auditorium at 7:00 pm from the 4th to the 6th, and at 2:00 pm on the 7th. The plot of A Midsummer Night’s Dream revolves around the effects of a looming arranged marriage between Hermia and Demetrius, two Athenian teens, by the duke Theseus and Hermia’s father Egeus. However, Hermia is not truly in love with Demitrius, rather she is in love with Lysander, and Demetrius, out of duty, is willing to marry Hermia, but is actually in love with Helena. Meanwhile, Theseus has taken the Queen of the Amazons, Hyppolita, for his wife, while the fairies Titania and Oberon experience similar struggles with their love. The events of the play are set in motion when Puck, Oberon’s mischievous servant, uses a magical plant to mess with the Athenian youth, but also to make Titania fall in love with a transfigured actor and weaver, Nick Bottom. Before being dragged into this mess, Nick Bottom was a normal man rehearsing a play with his group, the Mechanicals, for the Duke Theseus’ wedding. The play’s events culminate in two fights, a chase scene, Bottom and Titania falling madly in love, and the outcome of the Mechanicals’ play. Despite A Midsummer Night’s Dream being Shakespeare, it is an incredibly funny play, which carries relevant themes of humans’ effect on the environment, true love, and power. Come support the theater department, and our seniors, Kylie Parsons, Coralie Aubin, Brady Lemieux, and Kaya Harden, for their last show at KHS. Tickets are $5 for students, and $10 for adults, and are on sale at the door or on khspac.ludus.com.