Esplanade Presents | Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts


Khwaab-Sa – Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Company Theatre (India)
17 – 19 Nov 2017Fri – Sun
17 Nov 2017: 8pm
18 Nov 2017: 3pm & 8pm
19 Nov 2017: 3pm
17 & 18 Nov 2017 : 8pm
18 & 19 Nov 2017 : 3pm
1hr 40mins (no intermission)
Esplanade Theatre Studio
Advisory: This performance includes mature themes. Recommended for audiences aged 13 years and above.
Performed in Hindi, English and gibberish with English surtitles.
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“Shakespeare shaken and stirred, and shot through with a grungy psychedelia… an absurdist rereading of one of the bard’s finest comedies”
Times of India

We cannot know whose dream this is...Perhaps Quince dreamt of Titania and Titania imagined lovers while lovers dreamt of Puck and Puck conjured up a donkey.

Squabbling fairies, young lovers lost in the woods, a man with a donkey’s head, and a woodland sprite armed with a magical love potion, up to serious mischief—what could possibly go wrong? This November, go under the spell of award-winning director Atul Kumar’s farcical spin on Shakespeare’s much loved classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Inspired by the bizarre and extraordinary quality of a human dream, Khwaab-Sa – Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream features an ensemble of 16 dancers, actors, singers and musicians, weaving Hindustani classical and electronic music, contemporary dance, spoken word, and gibberish into an enchanting landscape where fairies banter in raag, lovers express torment with their bodies, and actors converse unintelligibly.

As bodies and voices drift from real to unreal, sometimes slowly, sometimes suddenly, and as images and sounds waft in and out of the mind, just like a dream, Khwaab-Sa transports you into the Bard’s fantastical vision, bringing you a night of romance and comedy that will leave you wanting more.

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