based on William Shakespeare’s play
place – theater’s courtyard
age limit – 18+
duration – 1 hour 45 minutes without intermission
Instead of putting on the flower for her groom, she throws it right in his face and runs away. So what does he do? He roams through the forests in search of the fern flower which may help him to make up with the rebellious girl. Whom does he meet on his way? All suddenly he meets the group of homeless actors who persuade him to watch their performance. And of course the performance is about love. What else one should watch during the summer solstice!
Apparently, the performance was not that interesting, because he fell asleep right in the middle of the action. Meanwhile, she takes away a flower.
From now on he is no longer the groom, he is Kupalo. She is Marena. She doesn’t run away anymore. This time she is dying. No one will save anyone. Everyone knows that “tomorrow” will come anyway. You just have to wake up.
What do have sleep-walkers and lovers in common? They both are the most vulnerable.
Director – Dmytro Zakhozhenko
Set Designer – Oleksiy Khoroshko
Playwright – Oksana Danchuk
Lighting designers: Viktoriya Romanchuk, Artur Temchenko
Composers – Volodymyr Pomirko, Oksana Tsymbalist
Sound engineers – Ostap Shuper, Volodymyr Pomirko
Costume Designer, Production manager – Maria Antonyak
Decorators – Nataliya Lisnycha, Iryna Polyanska, Viktoriya Romanchuk
Stage Technicians: Vladyslav Bilonenko, Oleh Zherebetskyi, Serhiy Lytvynenko
Dressmaker – Tetyana Kalinichenko
Costumiers: Halyna Hladun, Diana Yanchuk
Props – Marta Bozhyk
Assistant Director – Svitlana Iliuk
Designer – Olena Konoval
Chief Administrator – Iryna Chanyzh
PR – Viktoriya Solovyuk, Olha Smulska
Oberon, Centaur, Sleep-walker, Kupalo – Mykola Bereza
Titania, Actress, Lysander, Marena – Sofiya Leshyshak
Puck, Psyche – Zoryana Dybovska
Actress, Helena, Sleep-walker – Isabel Merkulova
Producer, Talk Show Host, The First Woman – Anna Yepatko
Stanislav, Philostrate, Talk Show Host – Serhiy Lytvynenko
Actor, Shakespeare, Senior Capulet, Night-walker, The First Man– Vasyl Sydorko
Actress, Hippolyte, Lady Capulet – Aanastasiya Lisovska
Actor, Aegeus, MC Ovidij – Mykhaylo Ponzel
Actress, Hermia – Kateryna Kudlach
Actor, Demetrius – Anriy Kravchuk
Actress, Theseus, Pythia– Oksana Tsymbalist
Teacher, Mother, Demeter – Tetyana Frolova
Musicians and Singers: Zoryana Dybovska – lyre, Anriy Kravchuk, Sofiya Leshyshak – djembe, Kateryna Kudlach – accordion, Serhiy Lytvynenko – rainstick, Aanastasiya Lisovska – jaw harp, Isabel Merkulova – sopilka, Artur Temchenko – drum, Oksana Tsymbalist – keyboard controller
Premiere – August, 15, 2020
The extracts from the William Shakespeare’s play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (translated by Yuriy Lisnyak), the poem “Metamorphoses” by Ovid (translated by Andriy Sodomora), Sonnet 38 by William Shakespeare (translated by Nataliya Butuk) are used in the performance.