Shakespeares most famous comedy is re-imagined in a future where the world as we know it is gone, destroyed by technology. A clan of mortals remain. Theseus, their ruler, plans to marry Hippolyta, a warrior-queen from a far-off clan. As they prepare to wed, Egeus and his wife arrive with their daughter, Hermia, and insist that Hermia marry Demetrius. Instead, she runs away with her love, Lysander. Demetrius chases after her with the help of her friend Helena, who loves Demetrius. Meanwhile, the mechanicals (lower class workers) are preparing to present the play of Pyramus and Thisbe at the royal wedding. |
Despite the desolation on Earth, fairies have survived and have slowly begun to return vegetation to Earth. Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the fairies, argue, and an angry Oberon sends his servant Puck to find a magical flower to use on Titania to make her fall in love with the first thing she sees. However, mayhem and merriment ensue when she awakens to see a donkey, and Lysander, who has also received the magic juice, awakens and sees Helena.
Happily, order is (eventually) restored, all fall in love with the proper people, and three marriages take place, to the blessings of the fairies and the entertainment of the audience.
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