A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ©Tony Palliser Studio 49 Photography

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ©Tony Palliser Studio 49 Photography

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ©Tony Palliser Studio 49 Photography

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ©Tony Palliser Studio 49 Photography

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ©Tony Palliser Studio 49 Photography

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ©Tony Palliser Studio 49 Photography

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ©Tony Palliser Studio 49 Photography

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ©Tony Palliser Studio 49 Photography

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ©Tony Palliser Studio 49 Photography

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ©Tony Palliser Studio 49 Photography

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

DIRECTED/DEVISED: SALLY BLACKWOOD
Lighting and Sound Designer: Alex Berlage
Performed by second year students Sydney Theatre School

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is… “…a power-play of lovers against the clock. …what we go through to get what we desire. …the stereotypical love story for most books/movies/TV shows. …the struggle of love and power explored through comedy. …a mystical story of enchanted love, trickery, devotion and deception. …a strange play about love and egos under magical circumstances. …what happens in the madness of the night when we lose our way. …the mystical, ethereal nature of the forest. …a play that on the surface appears whimsical and light-hearted, however… …the different perceptions of what love means to individuals. …the funny and very dark side of passion, and how it can blind those in it. …an exploration of the different aspects of love. …a story of love and magic. …the unexplainable. “ Notes from the Cast A Midsummer Night’s Dream

We have set our production in that space in between worlds, a world unto itself, one we all know too well…the airport terminal. What happens in the midst of the night, in the heat of a dream, when planes are grounded, tensions frayed, you await your flights, staff await instructions, too much coffee is drunk, midsummer madness ensues, and a whole lot of lost baggage contain hidden treasures…

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