Midsummer Night's Magic
Shakespeare is coming back to parks around Montreal - and beyond - thanks to Repercussion Theatre.
The company has been staging Shakespeare's plays - outdoors, for free! - for 25 years. This year, their very first show will take place in the Gaspé at the Reford Gardens in Grand Métis. The gardens are the perfect setting for this year's play: A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The story takes place in a forest. Four young lovers are running after each other and away from overbearing parents, and a troupe of amateur actors gathers in a clearing to rehearse their new production. Little do they know, the forest is full of fairies. Not just any fairies-- the king and queen of the fairies, Oberon and Titania are there. And they're in the middle of a pretty nasty quarrel. Over the course of the play, the magical world spills over into the human world, and chaos ensues.
In the midst of that chaos are Alain Goulem and Paul Hopkins. Paul is the artistic director of Repercussion Theatre. Alain is an actor playing the part of one of the actors, Bottom. They talk about the joys of Shakespeare in the Park with Elizabeth Robertson.