By William Shakespeare
A midsummer's night's dream is without a doubt one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies.
Our production takes place in the modern age, in a world gripped by the authority of religious fanaticism. Intertwined themes shift between the technological evolution and the use of halogenic drugs. These themes and constructs flow in the many different aspects of the production from design, to wardrobe and accessories (For instance the use of cellphones). It gave me immense pleasure and life to direct this stage play.
As sometimes I feel as though we are all the mixture of lost lovers who aimlessly search through the dark and hostile wood; teaming with its many plots, powerless as pawns to be used by the less conscious forces some control us from the outside and some from inside our very own selves. However, do not be alarmed because like in every good comedy: all well and ends well and as our Shakespeare's own Puck signs off.
"If we shadows have offended
Think but this, and all is mended
that you have but slumbered here
while these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme
No more yielding but a dream".
Dalia Shimko – director