2019 is the eighth year of the LEAF Festival (Languages, Education, Arts, Friendship) and it will be presented by Interkultur e.V., in Mülheim an der Ruhr.
Shakespeare will be represented by one of his well-known plays, ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’, performed by the most famous British outdoor-theatre group, ‘The Lord Chamberlain’s Men.
This enchanting play is one of Shakespeare's most famous works around the globe. The comedy revolves around the marriage between the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the former Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. A group of rustic artisans rehearse a play they shall perform at the wedding. Meanwhile, two lovers flee to the same magical forest, which is alive with warring fairies and the meddling fairy named Puck. In the middle of summer under a full moon, the mischievous fairies use their magical powers to manipulate and confuse the characters, creating an intoxicating tale of clarity found from chaos and tangled love that gives way to happily ever afters. This hilarious play will keep you laughing with its comical twists and turns, misunderstandings and magical fantasy.
Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars watching the all-male cast perform and dance in Elizabethan costumes.