St. SCHOLASTICA College Manila’s grade school department will stage its 25th season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the helm of artistic director Divine David and her team of Grade 6 teachers.
The much awaited play opens with a prologue focusing on the works of William Shakespeare as before the main play.
Considered as Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who’s transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves. As www.midsummernightfilm.com notes, “This work 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.”
Presented by the school’s Grade 6 batch 2014-2015, the production also features an alumnae cast from 1990 onwards, gathered to reinvent and recreate the experience of acting and working backstage in this St. Scholastica tradition.
The play goes on stage today and tomorrow, January 23 and 24, at the St. Cecilia’s Hall. Shows times are at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.