2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The Dream is the first installment in The Weaving Series from Bottoms Dream, and the young company's first full production. The play knits together themes, characters, and plots from two Shakespearean classics: A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo & Juliet to create a unique story.
Refusing to wed Demetrius, the husband her father has arranged for her, Hermia escapes into the forest with her new fiance, Lysander. Her father and Demetrius are in pursuit when all are put under a powerful spell by the fairies Oberon and Puck. The fairies weave an elaborate dream around the sleeping humans, who awake as characters in the world of Romeo & Juliet. Just as their dream begins, a rogue playwright from a nearby rehearsal stumbles upon the sleepers, and Nick Bottom becomes a surprise actor in the fairies' production.