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by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream //

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was the first production to go up at our freshly renovated venue Redoute last season. Back by popular demand following a guest performance in Spain, we present this large-scale ensemble piece, directed by Jan Neumann, in the main auditorium of the DNT with several new enchantments and forest surprises.

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a declaration of love to the night, to dreaming and summer. That which can never happen during the day is possible at night, and he who is awake cannot see what the sleeper sees…

Day: A double wedding is about to take place at the court of Theseus, the duke of Athens. While Theseus prepares to lead the Amazon queen Hippolyta to the altar, Hermia is determined not to marry Demetrius, as her father’s wishes. The reason is that Hermia loves Lysander – and he loves her. The only option is to flee. Into the forest. The spurned groom Demetrius takes up the chase, but is followed by the annoyingly love-sick Helena, whom he cannot shake off.

Night: In the forest, Oberon and Titania rule over an army of sprites and kobolds. But it is clear their marriage is on the rocks. Titania refuses to obey her husband, and Oberon wants revenge. He tells his servant Puck to fetch a love potion with which Titania will fall in love with the first creature she sets her eyes upon. But Puck, who cannot resist sowing mischief, drips the magic tincture into the eyes of Lysander, Hermia and Demetrius, all of whom fall deliriously in love with the next best thing. The queen, the mechanicals, the sexes, donkey ears, elf children, friend or enemy – everything goes haywire. Those who once loved each other now despise each other, and those who hated each other are forever bound in love. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind.” But when they awake, they’re in for a nasty surprise…

Stage direction: Jan Neumann
Set design: Oliver Helf
Costume design: Nini von Selzam
Dramaturgy: Julie Paucker 

Jan Neumann (Regie)
Oliver Helf (Bühne)
Nini von Selzam (Kostüme)
Julie Paucker (Dramaturgie)


Dascha Trautwein (Hippolyta)
Max Landgrebe (Theseus)
Simone Müller (Hermia)
Nahuel Häfliger (Lysander)
Isabel Tetzner (Helena)
Jonas Schlagowsky (Demetrius)
Nadja Robiné (Titania)
Sebastian Kowski (Oberon)
Fridolin Sandmeyer / Marcus Horn (Puck)
Thomas Kramer (Squenz / Prolog)
Krunoslav Šebrek (Zettel / Pyramus)
Julius Kuhn (Flaut / Thisbe)
Anna Windmüller (Schnauz / Wand)
Bastian Heidenreich (Schnock / Löwe)
Christoph Heckel (Schlucker / Mond)



»So jung, so geil und doch so prüde ist selten ein „Sommernachtstraum“ auf die Bretter gezaubert worden wie jetzt an Weimars DNT.«

(Thüringische Landeszeitung, 18.04.2016, Wolfgang Hirsch)


»Ein Kracher folgt dem nächsten, sie ziehen alle Register«

(Thüringer Allgemeine, 18.04.2016, Michael Helbing)


»Das ist eine Parallelwelt, ein Kreischen, Schreien und Klatschen im Takt hunderter Hände.«

(Freies Wort, 18.04.2016, Michael Plote)