A midsummer night's dream

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The musical A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the English Student Theatre is a youthful musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy about love and the confusion love can create.

A magical musical of youth and the craziness of youth, confusion and relativity of love in the words of the Great Bard.

The plot is set in a modern global metropolis where Theseus, the great oil magnate and dictator, is getting ready to marry Hippolyta, queen of the last indigenous peoples living at the mouth of the Amazon river. Four adolescents are troubled by first love – Hermia is in love with Lysander, while Helena is in love with Demetrius. All of a sudden, Demetrius falls for Helena, mostly because of her filthy rich father, the mob boss Egeus, who outright adores Demetrius and pressures Hermia to marry him. Hermia and Lysander decide to elope, but Hermia’s friend Helena spills the beans to Demetrius, who wants his bride to (not) be back. At the same time, a fight breaks out in the fairy kingdom in the tropical rainforest, where King Oberon and Queen Titania quarrel over Oberon’s infidelity and his illegitimate son. Oberon orders his pages – the Freaks – to place Titania under a spell, so she will fall in love with the first creature she encounters. After Oberon’s magical intervention, the tropical rainforest, where our eloped lovebirds and the fairy queen are joined by amateur actors rehearsing a performance for the wedding day, becomes the set of a real midsummer night’s love mess. Everything works out in the end – the young lovers are paired as they should be, Titania and Oberon make up, and Theseus releases Hippolyta so she can return to her Amazonians.

The musical runs 2 hours and 15 minutes, has two acts, and is performed in English with Slovenian subtitles.


English Student Theatre, II. gimnazija Maribor

Cast:

  • Narrator: Izidor Rijavec
  • Hermia: Rahela Horvat Toš
  • Lysander: Blaž Pridgar
  • Helena: Sarah Marn
  • Demetrius: Jaka Kunst
  • Theseus: Razvan Cebotarean
  • Egeus: Sani Smajić
  • Philostrate: Julija Lukovnjak
  • Hippolyta: Eva Rogl Mežnar
  • Titania: Iva Mićanović
  • Oberon: Muhamed Ami Kulauzović
  • Freaks: Taja Štros, Katarina Kante, Moisha Mei Macanovič
  • Son of Oberon: Brina Vrenčur
  • Craftsmen and fairies:
  • Queeny the Butcher: Lara Rantuša, Bottom the Mechanic: Gašper Bedenik, Flute the Gardener: Lucian Krajnc Krstov, Peter the Carpenter: Marko Baklan, Tom the Plumber: Leonardo Erjavec, Robin the Weaver: Gal Gabriel, Snug the Homeless: Izidor Rijavec, Paul the Homeless: Matic Gosak
  • Fairies: Tijana Belca (soloist), Tinkara Vehovar (soloist), Urška Štefanič, Ana Breznik, Brina Vrenčur, Taja Kušar, Kaja Majcen, Julija Lukovnjak, Ema Hauc, Laura Simonič
  • Amazonians: Sara Gradišnik (soloist), Maja Dretar, Bina Čič, Katerina Trpkovska, Lara Paul, Nuša Mali, Gloria Džankić, Pia Križan, Jerneja Toplak, Nastja Gonza, Lara Majč
  • Producer: Ivan Lorenčič
  • Director: Matjaž Latin
  • Choreography and screenplay: Maja Pihler Stermecki
  • Choirmaster: Viljem Babič
  • Music arrangements: Sebastijan Duh
  • Costume design: Mira Strnad - Miricota
  • Set design: Jure Tacer, Jani Kancler
  • Sound design: Jaka Štruc
  • Lighting design: Urban Berčič, Urban Kolarič, Luka Himmelreich
  • Adaptation: Emil Pečnik
  • Assistant director: Jure Tacer
  • Artistic director: Maja Pihler Stermecki
  • Pripovedovalec: Izidor Rijavec
  • Hermija: Rahela Horvat Toš
  • Lisander: Blaž Pridgar
  • Helena: Sarah Marn
  • Demetrij: Jaka Kunst
  • Tezej: Razvan Cebotarean
  • Egej: Sani Smajić
  • Filostrata: Julija Lukovnjak
  • Hipolita: Eva Rogl Mežnar
  • Titanija: Iva Mićanović
  • Oberon: Muhamed Ami Kulauzović
  • Spaki: Taja Štros, Katarina Kante, Moisha Mei Macanovič
  • Oberonov Sin: Brina Vrenčur
  • Rokodelci in vilinci:
  • Mesarka Queeny: Lara Rantuša, mehanik Bottom: Gašper Bedenik, vrtnar Flute: Lucian Krajnc Krstov, mizar Peter: Marko Baklan, vodovodar Tom: Leonardo Erjavec, krojač Robin: Gal Gabriel, brezdomec Snug: Izidor Rijavec, brezdomec Paul: Matic Gosak
  • Vile: Tijana Belca (solistka), Tinkara Vehovar (solistka), Urška Štefanič, Ana Breznik, Brina Vrenčur, Taja Kušar, Kaja Majcen, Julija Lukovnjak, Ema Hauc, Laura Simonič
  • Amazonke: Sara Gradišnik (solistka), Maja Dretar, Bina Čič, Katerina Trpkovska, Lara Paul, Nuša Mali, Gloria Džankić, Pia Križan, Jerneja Toplak, Nastja Gonza, Lara Majč
  • Producent: Ivan Lorenčič
  • Režija: Matjaž Latin
  • Koreografija, scenarij: Maja Pihler Stermecki
  • Vodja zbora: Viljem Babič
  • Glasbene priredbe: Sebastijan Duh
  • Kostumografija: Mira Strnad - Miricota
  • Scenografija: Jure Tacer, Jani Kancler
  • Oblikovanje zvoka: Jaka Štruc
  • Oblikovanje luči: Urban Berčič, Urban Kolarič, Luka Himmelreich
  • Lektor: Emil Pečnik
  • Inspicient: Jure Tacer
  • Umetniški vodja: Maja Pihler Stermecki

Technical crew:

  • Sound design: Jaka Štruc
  • Lighting: Urban Berčič, Urban Kolarič, Luka Himmelreich
  • Assistant director: Jure Tacer
  • Sound master: Jaka Štruc
  • Sound technicians: Anej Vaupotič, Luka Brodnik
  • Microphones: Lovro Verk, Mitja Batišta
  • Multimedia: Matjaž Robnik, Jure Pospišil
  • Head of lighting: Urban Berčič
  • Lighting technical staff: Jaka Cerovšek, Nejc Kogler
  • Stage track lights: Tadej Špindler, Tine Koritnik, Hana Cerovšek, Maj Alter
  • Stage and costume manager: Jure Tacer
  • Costumes: Bina Bedrač Plazovnik, Hana Cerovšek
  • Make-up: Ana Plajnšek, Manca Šerbinek
  • Stage technical staff: Mitja Žužek, Sara Toplak, Gašper Šerbinek, Bina Bedrač Plazovnik, Ana Plajnšek, Manca Šerbinek, Jakob Korošec, Majna Resinović

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