Unfolding the Magic of Love with Sining Karilagan’s
2nd Theater Season Production
Following the success of Ang Tiririt ng Ibong Adarna production, Sining Karilagan mounted its 2nd Theater Season with an adaptation play by Rolando Tinio entitled Pangarap sa Isang Gabi ng Gitnang
Tag-araw, William Shakespeare’s translated play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Pangarap sa Isang Gabi ng Gitnang Tag-araw, deals with the universal theme of love and its complications: disappointment, confusion, marriage. The plot focuses on three parallel stories: the
trials and experiences of two sets of lovers camping in a magical forest, the world of the Fairy King and Queen and their elves, and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production of
"Pyramus and Thisby" for the wedding of the Duke of Athens.
Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage, she and Lysander elope into the woods. Demetrius follows them, and he is pursued by
Helena, who nurses an unrequited passion for him. A love quadrangle develops among the young lovers when mischievous Puck plays Cupid. "The course of true love never did run smooth" says Lysander.
Meanwhile, a group of amateur actors rehearses a badly-written play in the woods, and soon all find their lives changed by the doings of Oberon and Titania, the warring king and queen of the fairies.
Magic, action, love and humor are the ingredients for this unforgettable spell.
The actors went on rigid workshop of dancing, mime, improvisation and characterization to bring out the beauty of the story. Set in the disco era of the 80’s the incorporation of music, dance
steps and costume wrapped the production with a stellar performance. The audiences were put on a dreamland as they unfold the story behind the star-crossed lovers and able to learn the character of
being obedient to parents.