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A Midsummer Night's Dream
February 26-March 7
by The Chaotic Theatre Company
at the Off Center, 2211 Hidalgo Street
The famous story takes place in the days leading up to the wedding of King Theseus and his love Hippolyta. Hermia, daughter of Egeus, is desperately in love with Lysander. But Egeus will only give consent to Demetrius and demands that Hermia be put to death if she refuses. Fearing for her life, Lysander and Hermia decide to run away together.
Helena, desiring the hand of Demetrius, informs him of their departure. Demetrius decides to go after the couple and Helena follows quickly behind. The four lovers find their way into the junkyard outside of the city and are soon completely lost. But there is more in the junkyard than the eye can see.
This particular junkyard is host to Oberon and Titania, king and queen of the fairies. They bring with them a train of fairies and one mischievous sprite named Puck. Soon, the lovers are entangled in a battle of wills between the king and queen that will change their lives forever.
Further complicating matters is a troupe of actors from the city who are rehearsing a play for King Theseus' wedding celebration. It isn't long before they too fall prey to Puck's mischievous magic.
Shake off that winter chill by bringing someone you love down to The Off Center and let yourselves get lost in A Midsummer Night's Dream. With live music from