A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Chelsea Haberlin
August 2004 The Finnerty Gardens at UVic
“Director Chelsea Haberlin has made clever use of the garden as a setting, playing with the natural elements to great effect. It’s as though this play was written to be performed here, only it took Haberlin’s creative vision to bring it to life.” —Alisa Gordaneer, Monday Magazine
Shakespeare’s classic story of fairies, magic, young lovers, Kings and Queens comes to life in the Magical Finnerty Gardens. Two sets of couples (Hermia and Lysander, and Helena and Demetrius) have their romantic cross-purposes complicated still further by their entrance into the play’s fairyland woods where the King and Queen of the Fairies (Oberon and Titania) preside and the impish folk character of Puck or Robin Goodfellow plies his trade.