Dreams of a Summer Night

Theater St.Gallen



SAT, 07.03.2020, 20:00 Uhr Premiere Sold out

Duration: 90 Min

SA, 07.03.2020, 19:15 Uhr, Introduction

Actors Anna Blumer, Tabea Buser, Tobias Graupner, Fabian Müller, Frederik Rauscher

Staging and Production Theo Fransz
Stage Design Mareile Krettek
Lighting Technician Anja Horst

Production Theater St.Gallen
Coproduction «jungspund – Theaterfestival für junges Publikum St.Gallen»



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© Jos Schmid
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Dreams of a Summer Night (15+)

«Balmy is the night, and feelings are boiling. Four lovers are looking for each other, as a wild forest spirit appears that makes the confusion even more baffling with his magic powers.»

In the middle of a summer night: four young people are in love for the first time and at the same time desperate. Hermia loves Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. Helena, Hermia’s best friend, has already fallen in love with Demetrius. Demetrius, on the other hand, is crazy about Hermia. When Lysander and Hermia flee into the forest to escape Hermia’s father, Demetrius and Helena start to persecute them. In this mid summer night everyone dreams of their own bliss of love. And as if this wasn’t complicated enough, the lovers meet Puck in the forest, who enjoys using his magic powers to create even more confusion. Hormones are booming and feelings are boiling over. It remains to be seen, who loves whom in the end.

Dutch author and director Theo Fransz has been working very successfully in German-speaking countries since 2001, especially for young audiences. He has received several awards for his productions. Fransz has written an adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Theater St.Gallen, and he has succeeded in simplifying the language, which makes it easier for young people to gain access to this still-relevant play.