A La Boite Theatre Company production
A wildly original take on Shakespeare’s magical romantic comedy.
Four awkward teens find themselves entangled in a god-awful love quadrangle. A sextet of amateur drama enthusiasts earnestly rehearse a play for a wedding. The Godfather and Godmother of the fairies are locked in a bitter argument over an adopted child, which they seek to resolve through the careless application of dodgy witchcraft.
Benjamin Schostakowski, director of multi award-winning A Tribute of Sorts, transplants Shakespeare’s enchanted lovers, fools and fairies from the wilderness of Athens to a nostalgia-tinged vision of Australian suburbia. Think lava lamps, slide nights and macramé wall-hangings. A Midsummer Night’s Dream promises to deliver a sensuous cocktail of hyper-theatricality; equal parts strange, dark and hilarious.
Directed and Adapted by / Benjamin Schostakowski
Designer / Dann Barber
Lighting Designer / Jason Glenwright
Sound Designer / Wil Hughes
with Emily Burton, Brian Lipson, Kathryn Marquet, Christen O’Leary, Pacharo Mzembe & Kieran Law
7 February – 7 March
Roundhouse Theatre, Brisbane