«Dreams of a Summer Night»

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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


Cast 

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.