West Liberty University Hilltop Players present
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night’s Dream plays with the universal theme of love, and it’s complications, disappointments, and confusions. Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father insists she marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage, she and Lysander elope into the woods followed by Demetrius. However, he is pursued by the love struck Helena.
“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
This love quadrangle is complicated further when they happen on a band of mischievous fairies and one, Robin Goodfellow (AKA Puck), attempts to play Cupid. The love connections are all confused by a magic flower and eventually the two noble men are fighting over the love of Helena.
“Oh, what fools these mortals be.”
Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors, rehearsing a badly written play in the woods, happen upon the lair of the fairies, where Oberon and Titania, the warring king and queen of the fairies are at odds.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is widely performed around the world, and no wonder – it’s about the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all. Love is crazy, love is mad. Will love win out in the end?
April 10-12 at 7:30 pm
April 13 at 3:00pm
Tickets: (tickets sold online at discounted rate at wlumidsummer.brownpapertickets.com)
$5 for WLU students
$10 for Seniors, Students of other schools, and WLU Employee
$10 for Groups (8 or more)
$12.50 for General Admission