Theater: Moon Madness

Babes in the Wood uses A Midsummer Night's Dream as a getaway vehicle for a spoofy musical in which Composer-Librettist Rick Besoyan (Little Mary Sunshine) kids the things he loves and loves the things he kids. It is a diverting trifle with glints of moon madness.

Helena loves Demetrius who loves Hermia who loves Lysander. Bottom is a timid bachelor who despairs of finding an old-fashioned girl and carries a torch for his long-lost mother ("Oh, Oedipus Rex, you're so right! right! right!"). When romantic moondust falls on all the wrong parties, the enchanted wood near Athens fills up with entangling misalliances.


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