A Midsummer Night's Dream with “a pop approach" to Shakespeare, which has received glowing reviews, will be staged starting from November 9th at Uniq Istanbul.
(November 9th, 16th and 21st is SOLD OUT! Click here for other performance times)
You can break the language barrier and enjoy the -awards winning show- following along with the Turkish audience as the translations or “surtitles” in English are projected. Available only in Istanbul and at some performances. (Check with us!)
Questions of the meaning of love, dreams, illusions, ideologies today... interest all of us, and the Dream is precisely made up of these elements.
The story, woven out of three basic threads: the courtly plot (where the leading roles, beside Theseus and Hippolyta, are played by two pairs of lovers), the world of ''rude mechanicals'' (with their performance of a crude play of the tragic love between Pyramus and Thisbe) and the fairy world (with Oberon, Titania, Puck and the other fairies and elves), will involve a big part of our theatre's ensemble, first and foremost asking our actors to ''play'' and let themselves be drawn into an unrestrained dialogue with Shakespeare's unique characters.
Macedonian stage and film director, Aleksandar Popovski described this production of A Midsummer Night's Dream as "a struggle for an illusion".
The key stage set element of his performance is the stage curtain into which, as if into a web of dreams, the characters from both dimensions of Shakespeare's play get entangled.
Their bellwether is the elf, Puck, who according to Popovski "prompts and pushes occurrences", because "he knows the secret -- he knows the importance of dreaming, and to what extent".
"Fanciful, funny and obscene", like a "pop approach" to Shakespeare, "sprinkled with a touch of Brecht-like magic dust as a hint that the theater is something more than just a detached play"
''Popovski choice and motivating of the cast is excellent. He made an imaginative, funny, obscene, but also painful reconstruction of the seemingly frivolous Shakespeare's saga of love.'' (Tomislav Čadež)
''The production is full of charge that explodes in a polyphony of acting, in the music, in the set design, in the spleen that consumes the entire stage and spreads on to the audience which becomes a single, director's dream. (...) The cast did a wonderful job. It rarely happens, and this time it really did happen, that all of the actors have their artistic moment. (Andrija Tunjić)
''...the new 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'' will undoubtedly bring people to the theatre.'' (Maja Stanetti)
''Popovski's pop-approach suits all who like to play with the theatre" (Igor Ružić)
Starting from November 9th, 2017.
Tickets at Biletix.com