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A Midsummer's Night Dream
Presented by class 07A301
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Narrator 1: 07A301 presents their adaptation of Shakespeare's Ð''A Midsummer's Night Dream'.
[Star Wars theme song]
Narrator 2: A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away-
Narrator 1: Wrong story!
Narrator 2: Oops.
Narrator 1: A wedding drew near, in the palace of Theseus,
Four days to go, before Hippolyta was his missus.
Narrator 2: Philostrate was sent, to arrange for entertainment,
When Egeus entered with a serious complaint.
Narrator 1: His daughter refused to wed her father's choice,
She would only wed Lysander; she spoke in a clear voice.
Narrator 2: Demetrius was a worthy gentleman, yes she concurred,
But her heart was with Lysander, should it not be heard?
Narrator 1: Theseus declared she had till his wedding night,
To choose between death, Demetrius and a virgin life.
[Lights switched on. Lysander and Hermia are standing next to each other as if in conversation.]
Lysander: Hermia, I have a very important question to ask you.
[She looks at him expectantly]
Lysander: There is no one else in the universe I'd like to jump out of a plane, without a parachute, with. [Kneels down] So, would you like to be my co-pilot and spend the rest of your days with me?
[Person with placard "Awww!"]
Hermia: This is the happiest day of my life! Even more so than the time I performed my first open-heart surgery!
Lysander: Is that a yes?
Hermia: Stethoscopes! What about my father? He disapproves of our relationship!
Lysander: So what are we going to do?
Hermia: I don't know. What do you want to do?
Lysander: I don't know. What do you want to do?
[They look sheepishly at the angry narrator]
Lysander: Wait a minute. My mother's brother's cousin-in-law, who also happens to be my godmother, lives on the outskirts of the city. We go to her place and get hitched! She keeps her mouth shut so I can guarantee she won't tell a soul.
Hermia: Honey, you are the greatest thing since the invention of the CAT scan! Let's leave stat!
Lysander: Okay, take-off will be at 1800 hours. Hey look, there's Helena at 3 o'clock!
[Helena enters stage right]
Hermia: Helena! What's wrong? You look like you have a bad case of appendicitis! Wait! Don't tell me. It's about Demetrius again, isn't it?
Helena: I would say no, but since you are my best friend and the second other person in the whole world who understands me, yes. I mean, you're never nice to him, but he's still hopelessly devoted to you. O, teach me how you look; and with what art, you sway the motion of Demetrius' heart!
Lysander: Kid, get over him. How many times have you sunk into one of your depressed moods already?
Helena: This would be [Unrolls a long scroll] the three thousandth, eight hundred and fifty-seventh time. [Adds another stroke]
Hermia: Well, don't worry, I'm sure he'll soon come to his senses and see what he's missing. Why? Because I have the pill for your problem; the cure for your conditionÐ'--
Helena: Hermia, quit talking like doctor and tell me what is it?
Hermia: We're eloping!
Helena: That's wonderful! [Realises her mistake] I mean, really? I'm so happy for you!
Lysander: We are going to my mother's brother's cousin-in-law's, who also happens to be my godmother, house, on the outskirts of the city, to get married. Actually, we should leave now before enemy fighters spot us.
Hermia: Take care Helena! And remember, no chili, curry or spicy food, and drink 8 glasses a day! [Writes her a prescription]
Lysander: Hey kid, the course of true love never did run smooth. So, fasten your seatbelt; it's going to be a bumpy ride! [Gives her a salute]
[Lysander and Hermia leave from the left staircase. Demetrius enters right.]
Demetrius: [sees the pair fleeing] Hey!
[Everyone freezes. Helena faces the audience.]
Helena: All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up! [Spotlight on her]