Dream play for Prospero
PROSPERO Players, a theatre company established by teachers and students at the Newcastle Waldorf School in Reservoir Road, Glendale, is staging Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream for four performances between April 26 and 29.
The play will be directed by Daniel Maslen, a recently retired English expert in eurythmy, a performance movement art that he has taught around the world. Now resident in Austria, he continues to help train people of all ages in eurythmy.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is largely set in a forest where two pairs of lovers who are fleeing from proposed marriages to others become victims of mischievous fairies in the woods.
Like the lovers, the country’s king and queen and their fairy equivalents have relationship problems, which ultimately are amusingly resolved.
The Prospero cast includes years 10, 11 and 12 students, teachers, former students and parents. The company’s shows are renowned for their costumes and sets, with costume designer Sophia Montefiore a CONDA winner.
The company’s productions since it was formed in 2000 have included its own adaptations of works including C.J. Dennis’s The Glugs of Gosh, as well as classic plays such as The Importance of Being Earnest.
The production will be staged in the school’s performance hall, with shows on Wednesday, April 26, at 7pm, Friday, April 28 at 12.30pm and 7pm, and Saturday, April 29, at 7pm. Tickets $18, students $12. Bookings: prosperoplayers.com; 0451 104 993.