Anyway……the play was great. The local liberal arts college produced it, and while there were rough patches, the talent impressed me--a number of the actors possessed real comedic timing. The costumes were a real mix: the duke and duchess were dressed new-agey with sparkly boots, the two couples were dressed in late 18th century garb, and the faries were in 80’s punk—Puck sporting a bright pink mohawk. (Sweet!) Somehow though, it worked.
My favorite character would have to be Helena—the woman scorned.
Demetrius: For I am sick when I do look on thee.
Helena: And I am sick when I look not on you.
However, I am not sure I like how she only gets the man after Demetrius has been enchanted. That seems like cheating. I want Demetrius to realize what an idiot he has been on his own accord and then come grovelling to Helena, begging for forgiveness. Is that too much to ask?
In any case, good times where had by all. A shout out of thanks to Mr. F [“If she tells you aught of the famous 'Mr F', Lucy, you are to pass it on.”] for the idea (if Mr. F even reads this, which remains a matter of speculation.)
If we shadows have offended
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear