Thespians go Shakespeare

By Amber Downing

The Heritage thespians (drama club) decided to put on a play. Not just any play, but a play that involved a very confusing love triangle, some magic, cross-dressing girls, and some other crazy antics. A midsummer Night’s dream was written by William Shakespear and has been produced by many schools. It was a play you didn’t want to miss, with themes such as love, magic, dreams and even a love potion. The play has a major love triangle among the Athenians: Hermia loves Lysander, Lysander loves Hermia, Helena loves Demetrius, and Demetrius loves Hermia instead of Helena. It’s really a mess of love, with two men in love with one woman. However, in the end there is finally love and peace.
The love triangle was the outcome of a misfired arrow, with a love potion created by the fairies, Because the meddling fairies are careless with the love potion, the situation of the young Athenian lovers becomes increasingly chaotic and confusing (Demetrius and Lysander are magically compelled to transfer their love from Hermia to Helena), and Titania is hilariously humiliated (she is made to fall deeply in love with the donkey -headed Bottom). You could easily say this was a very confusing performance but it was well-executed and peformed by our very talented drama cast.