This play, one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. If follows the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the enchanted forest in which most of the play takes place. Whimsical characters include a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who is transformed into a half- donkey, and wood sprites. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder - it's about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck, the lead wood sprite knows, falling in love can sometimes make fools out of us all.