Young actors will give life to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a story that tells of the love between Hermia and Lysander, but which cannot happen because the young woman’s father does not accept it. She is engaged to Demetrius, but in the story they will present now, he will not have an attraction for Hermia, but for Eleno, a male character.
“The text is an adaptation of the original, however, the biggest change in this production is the space and how the story is happening. The play is developed in an immersive way, the audience will wander with the actors, it is immersive, although not participatory, but they will be able to wander, get closer, be part of, see how the platforms move because spatial changes will be happening within the theater,” said actor Emilio Bastré, who plays a fairy, in an interview.
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“For me, this play represents a lot of play, a lot of freedom, sexuality, a lot of desire, excitement to tackle this play, which is a great comedy by Shakespeare. There are entanglements, love, there is the magical world and you don’t know what reality is or what the dream world is,” said Samantha Coronel, who plays the character of the fairy queen.
Enrique Arreola will play the roles of Oberon and Theseus, Assira Abate is Puck, Quetzalli Cortés as Demetrio, Diego Meléndez as Lisando, Ana Sofía Quintanilla as Hermia, Alonso Iñiguez in the role of Bottom, while Leonardo Bono, son of actor César Bono will take over the character of Helen.
“Being doing a Shakespeare story is a maximum honor as an actor and sharing with this entire team of creatives and colleagues is a huge pleasure, I hope to be able to honor the work and the character in every way,” said Bono.
Different choreographies will be presented on the main stage, which will be complemented with a large mirror, a disco ball and different movable elements such as tables, chairs and arches.
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“Without a doubt, this project is an important challenge on an energy level and in terms of dances. This time of rehearsals has been about enjoying a very interesting journey, very different in the character of the lovers, the actors, it has been a very complete and joyful journey,” indicated Cortés.
The story will be available starting February 22 at the La Paz Forum in San Ángel and will be available until April.