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Midsummer: A Banquet

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

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Theseus, duke of Athens, is preparing for his marriage to Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons for which he has commissioned Philostrate to find entertainment for the occasion. Egeus, an Athenian nobleman, marches into Theseus’ court with his daughter, Hermia, and two young men, Demetrius (to whom Egeus wishes Hermia wed) and Lysander (whom she loves). Theseus gives Hermia until his wedding to decide between marrying Demetrius, being sent to a convent, or death. Instead, Hermia and Lysander plan to escape Athens and elope. They tell Hermia’s friend Helena (who is in love with Demetrius) their plans. Hoping to regain his love, Helena tells Demetrius of the plans. He runs off into the woods after Hermia and Helen runs after him.


September 7, 2019
9:00 pm


Shake & Bake Theatre
94 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014 United States