"Lord what fools these mortal be!" declares he merry trickster, Puck, in one of Shakespeare's most beloved takes of magic and romance. Hermia and Lysander are in love, but according to her father and Athenian law, she must marry another. Meanwhile a group of fairies, in anticipation of a royal wedding, meet to rehearse their play. What will happen when lovers, fairies, and "rude mechanicals" meet in the forest on a midsummer's eve?