Last weekend, the Olions Thespian Club, an after-school drama organization at Los Alamos High School, performed Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Hermia (Rosemary Vigil), her lover Lysander (Eben Bold) and Demetrius (Jack Barkley), the man her father, Egeus (Xander Mancino), wishes her to marry, are brought to the court of Theseus (Devon McCleskey), the duke of Athens, as he prepares to wed Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Hermia and Lysander make plans to escape Athens after her father asks that she be either sent to a convent or killed.
Demetrius follows them after learning of their plans from Helena (Monica Clarke), who told him in an attempt to gain his love.
In the forest, Oberon (Devon McCleskey), the fairy king, and his queen, Titania (Morgan Ferry), quarrel over a servant of Titania’s. Seeking revenge, Oberon sends his servant Puck (Kate Margevicius) to cause Demetrius to fall in love with the first thing that he sees after waking. Puck mistakenly makes both Demetrius and Lysander fall in love with Helena, causing them to fight over her.